Reducing fractions (or equivalent fractions) is part of my oldest boys' fourth grade curriculum. And since he's ahead of the class when it comes to math, I figured I'd give him an introduction at home before they start tackling the topic at school.
To do this, I made a page for him to match equivalent fractions using our pegboard (see how I made our wood and nails pegboard here).
What I love about these pegboard pages, are that they're like multiple choice questions. He has a limited number of answers to choose from so it's not overwhelming and all you need is a nontraditional hole punch and rubberbands to practice an endless amount of skills.
Download this 1-page PDF here.
My son did great stringing rubberbands from one nail to another to match the equivalent fractions!
Oh, I love it! What a cool idea! I might try it here too (daughter learned that in Khan Academy last year)ReplyDelete
This is a great idea. We'll try it here too!ReplyDelete
yet, another awesome idea!ReplyDelete
Wow! I love how this activity incorporates some fine motor practice and could be adapted in so many ways for younger kiddos learning fractions. Thank you so much for taking the time to share. I'm featuring this post with one photo in a round up of fraction activities over at http:everystarisdifferent.blogspot.com. I'm also pinning this idea on my math board!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing! I love this!ReplyDelete