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Students often lack "fraction sense", or a deep understanding of fractions. Extensive hands-on experiences with a variety of materials can help.

Students often lack "fraction sense", or a deep understanding of fractions. Extensive hands-on experiences with a variety of materials can help.

It’s no secret that fractions are a very difficult concept for students to understand. But why is that? Fractions are an extremely abstract concept, and without adequate concrete and representational experiences, students do not develop mental images of what the abstract symbols mean.   In Texas, students begin formal fraction instruction in 2nd grade under our newly …

It’s no secret that fractions are a very difficult concept for students to understand. But why is that? Fractions are an extremely abstract concept, and without adequate concrete and representational experiences, students do not develop mental images of what the abstract symbols mean. In Texas, students begin formal fraction instruction in 2nd grade under our newly …

Editor's note: We are so inspired by third grade teacher-adviser, Beth Orticelli, from Illinois, who uses Storyworks to draw students into studying “text features” in such a creative way. Her decidedly precise approach to helping students make meaning from text, “Surgery Day,” as she calls it, has children scan nonfiction stories for text features, and they love every minute of it...

Editor's note: We are so inspired by third grade teacher-adviser, Beth Orticelli, from Illinois, who uses Storyworks to draw students into studying “text features” in such a creative way. Her decidedly precise approach to helping students make meaning from text, “Surgery Day,” as she calls it, has children scan nonfiction stories for text features, and they love every minute of it...

Sweet Potato Toast: 3 Ways! A great paleo & Whole30 alternative to wheat toast! Top with Almond Butter & Bananas, Avocado or Tuna!

Sweet Potato Toast: 3 Ways! A great paleo & Whole30 alternative to wheat toast! Top with Almond Butter & Bananas, Avocado or Tuna!

Types of Angles, I like how they are all on one anchor chart. I would also add reflex angle. (Image only)

Types of Angles, I like how they are all on one anchor chart. I would also add reflex angle. (Image only)