Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mixed Numbers and Perimeter & Area Update

Mixed numbers are not technically part of my curriculum, but my students are expected to measure to the nearest 1/4 inch in our measurement standards.  The first few times I taught measurement, my students really struggled with the 1/2 and 1/4 inch measurements, and I finally realized it was because my students had no idea how to read or write mixed numbers.  I've found that it helps immensely to pre teach mixed numbers before beginning my measurement unit.  I don't do a lot with it, because I mainly want my students to be able to do the basics like identify and write mixed numbers.  I've had a really hard time finding simple worksheets on this skill, so I made a short and sweet worksheet to use with my students tomorrow.  You can download a copy by clicking on the picture below.

On a side note, I wanted to let those who have purchased my Fun with Perimeter and Area unit know that I have recently updated and added several new activities to the packet.  I've also reorganized the lessons to make it a little more user friendly. You can see some of the new activities in the guide below and can download the updated version from 'My Purchases' anytime.

4 comments:

Sarita said...

Love the additions to the Area and Perimeter Unit! I have the same struggles with teaching measurement. (Luckily, that will be removed with Common Core!) How do you manage your time? You create such amazing resources. I can't seem to have the time to do anything extra! That is why you are my hero! Ha ha!

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Dianne
Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

Kate said...

Thank you so much for sharing! These are awesome resources! My 6th graders often struggle with mixed numbers!
Kate
To The Square Inch

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