This book has a wonderful assignment called "Fractions of Me". It is easy to write because you have a template to follow, but you have to think about yourself to complete the poem. There are other great assignments as well, but the one on fractions is the best in my opinion.
I am attaching my example I share with my students. Mine rhymes, but they do not have to include rhyme.
01-04-2012 03:53 PM
I just put together a whole unit on websites - try math dot com and there are brain pops and scholastic jams out there too.
concentration - match equivalent fractions (1/2, 2/4, 3/6)
concentration twist - match 2 fractions that add to 1 - I used some equivalent fractions
Fraction War - multiply first two cards in your hand and lowest pair wins hand
4square - each player gets 6 cards. The rest of the pile goes in the center. First card gets turned over and players try to use 2 or more cards by add/subtract/multiply/divide or order of operations to get to the turned over card. If player can't make the turned over card, they must draw one card and play goes to next player.
I made sets of cards to share with my class of 20 - 5 sets of 36 cards out of index cards cut in half. If I had time I would have laminated to use next year. Hope this helps.
01-04-2012 11:38 AM
As we get close to returning to school I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for center activities that have to do with fractions?