## Comparing Fractions with Manipulatives and Math Talk

In  Part 1 of How to Compare Fractions, I explained how I used fraction strips to have students explore fraction sizes.  Comparing fractions and their sizes visually helped my students establish a benchmark fraction of…

## Compare Fractions in Simple Ways with Manipulatives

Before I started teaching my third graders to compare fractions, I wanted to assess what they already knew about fractions.   True story.   I asked my students to write in their journal and complete this sentence:…

## What to do With Google Slides in an Elementary Classroom

So you want to start using Google Slides with your elementary students?  But don’t know where to get started?  Here are 5 quick ways to get started with Google Slides! This is not a How-To…

## How I Taught Equivalent Fractions

I previously blogged about how I taught my third graders to compare fractions using models, number lines and fractions strips.  But what about equivalent fractions?  I used the same models, number lines and fractions strips…

## Wednesday Window Into My Class: Comparing Fractions

Let’s face it, fractions are hard.  And it is very hard for 8 year olds to conceptually see fraction sizes to compare them.  So what’s a teacher to do?  Bring out the manipulatives! I am…