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.
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.