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For the Math standard 8.NS.1 - need ideas how to conect the use of fractions with this standard, or if any of ideas of how to go about designing lesson plans around this standard i need 5

Sep 18, 2013 6:18pm

  • 6-8
  • Common Core


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    • Sep 19, 2013 5:58pm

      Connecting fractions to anything is always a good idea - the better students understand fractions, have a good sense of their value, and especially know how to convert and compare them to decimal numbers, are all very important. I would start by showing examples of whole numbers as fractions, simple decimals as fractions, and then move on to more complicated rational numbers as fractions and finally irrational numbers as fractions (pi is always a good choice for this last one). Teach students how to convert a fraction to a decimal and then a decimal to a fraction. Repeating decimal to fractions can be a little tricky but using an algebraic approach if students are familiar with simple algebra, is a great way to do this.

      Hope this helps!