So students can understand and solve word problems, I created this resource as a reference to help and remind students to interpret, understand and remember Math vocabulary and concepts.
Although students can often solve algorithms, they struggle to interpret word problems because they don't get the clues in the language.
I use fans a lot as desktop/folder memory resources for facts and information that students need handy, helping make them independent learners.
The novelty of fans makes them successful!
I have some copies for the class that I have printed and laminated.
After printing, cut, laminate and re-cut. Then I've punched holes and assembled together with a split pin, or brass brad.
Most students can cut and assemble themselves, so I also make a black ink copy for individuals.
This is one of my most useful fans! At the end of the year, these are tattered and well-worn!
These are great resources for students to have on desks or in folders for reference, until they memorize the words and concepts. They close up into a tidy stack. The children love the novelty of them, and are often looking, touching and playing with them, and so they are becoming familiar with the information.
All fans don't have to be the same; only give students the blades you want each individual to have. So if you haven't discussed Percent yet, leave those blades until later.
I use the blades as support; once a student is competent, I give them the next blades to add to their fan. They think it is a reward!
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