Sunday, January 31, 2016

I L-O-V-E Math

February is one of my favorite months as a teacher. No, not because of the ridiculously cold duty days, but because I am a sucker for all things pink and all things themed!

I also feel like February marks the beginning of crunch time for testing season. Boooo. Not my favorite, but, this does give me an excuse to sneak test prep into Valentine's Day themed activities.

My fourth graders are absolutely loving fractions, and I am majorly excited to start fraction themed madness with my kiddos this week. My fourth grade pack includes activities geared towards equivalent fractions, multiplying fractions, multi-step word problems, and more!

Here are a few pictures of my kiddos from last year working on "Piecing Together Equivalent Fractions". I think I loved this activity more than my students because I was able to hear mathematical dialogue between my students explaining their reasoning behind equivalencies. I was also able to identify misconceptions and address those directly. Sooo excited to implement this activity again this week!


 This month we will also be conquering the task of multiplying fractions with spinners!  I L-O-V-E a good spinner activity!


...and lastly we will be spiraling multi-step word problems including all operations. I set this activity up as a SCOOT, but you could also post the heart cards around the room and allow students to walk around with clipboards to solve. This works great as a partner activity or as an independent activity.

You can find all of these activities, and more, in my Fourth Graders "HEART" Math Stations Bundle. Just click the image below to grab this fun set in my TPT store.

 You can also grab the multi-step SCOOT as an individual product by clicking on here!

I also have a third grade Valentine's Day Math Center Set focusing on multiplication, division, and multi-step word problems. You can also check those out below!


Last, but not least, if you have dice and spinners in your classroom, go ahead and grab this addition and subtraction V-Day themed freebie!  Your kiddos will love this simple activity as a review or in math stations!

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