## Teaching Halves Fourths Thirds and Eighths Worksheets and Activities

Fun Ideas for Teaching Halves, Fourths (Quarters), Thirds, and Eighths! Example worksheets and activities to show you engaging, colorful ways to

This post will focus on ideas and resources to teach fractions for upper grades.  The thrill of learning fractions comes with some internal

## Print and Digital Math Puzzles

My daughter and I recently worked on a 550-piece puzzle, which took us just under a week to complete. We worked on it on the floor a bit each day

## Composing and Decomposing Fractions

Not too long ago I wrote about the power of part/whole thinking, and how an understanding that begins in Kindergarten has tons of applications

## Visualizing Fractions {EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS FREEBIE}

How important is it that our students understand fractions? According to a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University, it’s super important. The

## Down the assessment rabbit hole

There a great scene in the Matrix where Morpheus offers Neo the chance to see for himself what the matrix is. The continued references to Alice

## 10 Must Have 3rd Grade Fractions Activities

The fractions unit in one of the most critical math focuses in 3rd grade. Students should come to third grade with a basic understanding of fractions

## Cycling To Infinity

Artin’s Conjecture On Primitive RootsArtin’s Conjecture is an unsolved problem in Algebraic Number Theory. Let’s explore the curious math and

## Simplifying fractions using visual models and primes video

My favorite way to simplify fractions is by working through a list or prime numbers, checking if both numerator and denominator divide by each larger

## It’s a Numbers Game

If you don’t know the numbers, tourist areas such as Bryggen in Bergen might ruin you! (Image by estai from Pixabay; no copyright.) How often do

## Teaching Decimal Place Value So They Remember!

But you’ve learned this! You’ve said this, right? I know I have. We might be teaching, but are the students learning? It’s all about

## Windows and Mirrors: Fair Shares for Eid al-Adha

A man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world. Hadith attributed to Prophet Mohammed (ra) Eid al-Adha Eid al-Adha was a little over two

## The Power of Patterns

It’s no coincidence that two of the Standards for Mathematical Practices stress patterns: Look for and make use of structure.  Mathematically

## Fractions as Part of a Set

Fractions are a very abstract concept for students, and it’s important that we provide many different models and representations to help students

## Teaching Fractions: How to Make Math Meaningful

Teaching fractions in upper elementary can be overwhelming because there are SO MANY concepts to cover. Simplifying fractions, equivalent fractions,