So with the change to common core standards, fractions were something that needed to be added as our math curriculum only has one lesson on them. We all know that is not enough for a standard. So I turned to the next best thing blogs and TpT. What a life saver!! Since it was just a great math week I wanted to share what I found for you.
First, I bought Fraction Action from Cara at The First Grade Parade.
It has so many great activities! I used the games for my math centers. My students loved fraction words and fractionpillar. Here are some of our their creations.
|I love that some students attempted a butterfly instead. Love the creativity!|
|This students was determined to make a very, very long caterpillar.|
I got this packet Fun with Fractions
from Melissa at Awesome in 1st! Best part is this packet is free. That is a favorite word for all teachers. Her foldable is such a fabulous idea. My students thought it was so cool and were able to see the difference between the fractions very well.
We created Fraction Creatures from Christina at Mrs. Bainbridge's Class. If you haven't check out her website she has SO many great ideas and resources. It was a great activity! Here are some of our creatures. Pac Man was very popular that day.
Also I had bought Fraction Fun from Reagan at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits
to use for another math center. My firsties were so excited about the pizzas and recipes they started making plans to open a restaurant. Once again love how they think so big!
Next week I am starting 3D shapes. I bought Amy Lemon's Shapin' Up Unit to help with math centers and add to our lessons.
I also created this 3D Shape book my firsties will be completing. It is 8 pages long. On one page they label the parts of a 3D shape. The rest of the pages they draw a shape, write a description, and draw a real world example. Click here or on the picture to get your copy.
Also I just stumbled about this blog School Techie and they have a whole post about 2D and 3D shapes that can be used on the smartboard or computer. Definitely plan on using these next week in lessons and math centers.