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03032011, 10:41 AM


The resources are a great to buy and have. However, the games are easy.
What you need is different construction paper (all different colours) cut in strips. Depending on how many fractions you want in your kit then that is as many colours as you need. I normally do, whole, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 (for fours), and I add 1/3, 1/6, 1/9 for fives.
Coverup: students have to roll a dice (I assign fractions to the dice number) students take the fraction they rolled and put it on the whole. They have to roll exactly the number needed to cover up the whole.
UnCover: Students start with their whole piece and cover it with two wholes. They then roll the dice and can do three things:
1) nothing
2) uncover the piece they rolled
3) trade in the fractions they have on the whole for equivalent
an interesting discussion that we have after this is if I rolled a 1/2 can I also take off two 1/4 pieces? or really any equivalent parts
Another game that I like to do for minilessons is how many more do I need to get to 1/2 or a whole. Great discussion and you have addition and subtraction of fractions.
I use fraction strips for all of my lessons they help students in so many ways.
Anyways hope you enjoy.
