Promote hands-on learning in your classroom with this set of printable fraction strips.
How Can You Use Fraction Strips in the Classroom?
We all know that using hands-on materials in maths class can be very beneficial as students learn to represent ideas concretely. Here are some ways you can use fraction strips in the classroom:
Introduction to Fractions: Use fraction strips to introduce the concept of fractions to students. Demonstrate how the strips can be folded to represent different fractions, and have students practice folding strips to show different fractions.
Comparing Fractions: Use fraction strips to compare different fractions. Have students line up strips to compare fractions with the same denominator or the same numerator.
Adding and Subtracting Fractions: Use fraction strips to demonstrate addition and subtraction of fractions. For example, have students add a 1/4 strip, ½ strip, and two ⅛ strips to show that they equal one whole strip.
Equivalent Fractions: Use fraction strips to show equivalent fractions. For example, have students show that 2/4 is equivalent to 1/2 by folding both strips in half.
Fraction Games: Use fraction strips to create fun games that help students practice their fraction skills. For example, have students race to see who can line up the fraction strips to make a certain number.
Overall, fraction strips are a versatile and engaging tool for teaching fractions in the classroom. By using fraction strips, students can develop a deep understanding of fractions and build their maths skills in a fun and interactive way.
Easily Prepare This Fractions Strips Printable Resource for Your Students
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Print on cardboard for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
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