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Use manipulatives to build understanding of fractions

Questions to Consider

  • Why does the teacher use the "build it, draw it, write it" method?
  • How do the fraction strips and circle graphs contribute to student learning?
  • What steps does the teacher take to help ensure the effective use of the manipulatives?

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Supporting Materials

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  • Instructional Plan.PDF

  • Fraction Strips: Template.PDF

  • Circle Graphs: Student Work.PDF

  • Student Work Intro Text.PDF

  • Student-Created Tools.PDF

  • Handout: Circle Graph Folding Instructions.PDF

  • Teacher Commentary.PDF

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