tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post8222380205926293974..comments2019-11-17T23:12:12.806-08:00Comments on Teaching in Room 6: Simplifying Fractions...oh boy~Stephanie http://www.blogger.com/profile/00302695374678919562noreply@blogger.comBlogger26125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-86637564039402293512016-04-29T15:45:50.951-07:002016-04-29T15:45:50.951-07:00is the 64/72 =32/34? but is that right or is it 3...is the 64/72 =32/34? but is that right or is it 32/36<br />?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-32107220212341385232014-11-20T07:11:15.719-08:002014-11-20T07:11:15.719-08:00This is perfect! Going to use it today. It should ...This is perfect! Going to use it today. It should really help my kids :)Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-56241269491001130252014-02-25T18:28:17.224-08:002014-02-25T18:28:17.224-08:00Great idea! I'm going to try this ASAP!Great idea! I'm going to try this ASAP!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-20733977938742830882014-02-18T08:03:07.143-08:002014-02-18T08:03:07.143-08:00I stumbled upon your site looking for an alternate...I stumbled upon your site looking for an alternate way to teach simplifying fractions to one of my clients/students. WOW! You helped me out a lot!ll Not only did my student understand this method, but he actually likes simplifying fractions. Thanks! BTW, I'd like to feature your blog on my blog and recommend people visit your site, if that' s ok with you! I'm going to feature it on Wedenesday Morning!Randall Austinhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04352243909319541576noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-59256407664560359302013-10-22T12:43:31.899-07:002013-10-22T12:43:31.899-07:00I just Googled different ways to simplify fraction...I just Googled different ways to simplify fractions. This came up and I immediately taught it to my students. They love it and are doing a great job with simplifying now! I'm also teaching it to my fellow 5th grade teachers! Thank you for sharing it! You rock!Ally Blackwellhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08953712538185970194noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-23765805289291914002013-10-09T13:15:18.468-07:002013-10-09T13:15:18.468-07:00I wanted info in your calendar math!! I am a new f...I wanted info in your calendar math!! I am a new follower!! Very interested!!Jennifer M.https://www.blogger.com/profile/08470874159952927304noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-72128041649570121522013-01-11T18:13:09.331-08:002013-01-11T18:13:09.331-08:00I tried your strategy with my two strugglers and i...I tried your strategy with my two strugglers and it worked wonders! Thank you again for sharing! :)))<br /><br />~Amanda @elementaryteacherfilesAmanda Hallmanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12107781219026134937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-9888899432518539892013-01-10T03:17:11.563-08:002013-01-10T03:17:11.563-08:00Good one. You might also consider telling a story ...Good one. You might also consider telling a story (my students love this one - I need to get part 2 out this year): http://wp.me/p1Dq2f-usJanet Abercrombiehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16036743104879756997noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-17677364831820927302013-01-10T03:16:27.445-08:002013-01-10T03:16:27.445-08:00This comment has been removed by the author.Janet Abercrombiehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16036743104879756997noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-47762859552420767992013-01-08T20:41:56.019-08:002013-01-08T20:41:56.019-08:00
I wish you had been my elementary math teacher......<br />I wish you had been my elementary math teacher...Amanda Davishttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03593278467805628643noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-72887226536453144882013-01-08T17:45:25.067-08:002013-01-08T17:45:25.067-08:00I like the "Giant 1". I am going to hav...I like the "Giant 1". I am going to have to start using that ASAP!~Stephanie https://www.blogger.com/profile/00302695374678919562noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-18597110875325597362013-01-08T17:44:50.459-08:002013-01-08T17:44:50.459-08:00What an email to open today! Thanks for that comp...What an email to open today! Thanks for that compliment...you just made my day! :) Let me know if you need help setting up your calendar, etc...~Stephanie https://www.blogger.com/profile/00302695374678919562noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-78427321437320276222013-01-08T15:46:19.926-08:002013-01-08T15:46:19.926-08:00I wanted to add that I purchased your calendar mat...I wanted to add that I purchased your calendar math for 4th and 5th and am going to get myself together to implement before the end of the month. How smart are you?! Keeping these skills alive on a daily basis, regardless of the unit at hand, makes so much sense. I'm really looking forward to it. Thank you!The Wild Rumpushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15643472024191082738noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-54423592433557290882013-01-07T23:42:28.738-08:002013-01-07T23:42:28.738-08:00There is a much simpler method that i use...
Eg:...There is a much simpler method that i use... <br /><br />Eg: 60/30 = 6/3 = 2<br /> 230/240 = 115/120 = 23/40<br /> 32/46 = 16/23<br /> 64/72 = 32/34 = 16/17<br />You could directly reduce it there and then, starting by dividing with 2.Anitahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16877807897446337217noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-10794718828100108782013-01-07T22:32:20.093-08:002013-01-07T22:32:20.093-08:00This is how we teach reducing fractions as well an...This is how we teach reducing fractions as well and it really helps! My students really love this method as do I.<br /> Bubble Toeshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13807169597816635476noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-81072517221128005482013-01-07T20:07:12.734-08:002013-01-07T20:07:12.734-08:00I teach my 4 Simple Rules for Simplest Terms -- fo...I teach my 4 Simple Rules for Simplest Terms -- for Proper Fractions<br />1 If the fraction is a unit fraction (n = 1)...<br />2 If the numerator and denominator are consecutive counting numbers...<br />3 If the numerator and denominator are both prime numbers...<br />4 If either the numerator or denominator is prime, and the other is composite, and the numerator cannot divide the denominator...<br /><br />...then the fraction is in simplest terms!<br /><br />If the answer to all of the above tests is no, start applying Rules of Divisibility checks: <br />both parts even? divide by 2<br />both end in 0? divide by 10<br />both in in 0 or 5? divide by 5<br />multiple of 3 or 9? etckbenedickhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07089764435987410876noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-26248847359359462922013-01-07T19:25:02.256-08:002013-01-07T19:25:02.256-08:00Yes...I teach it this way too! I also call the fr...Yes...I teach it this way too! I also call the fraction that we divide (or multiply) by a "giant 1". Because of course 5/5=1 and the Identity Property says that when we multiply or divide anything by 1 we still get the same number, thus equivalent fractions!Mrs. Ghttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06948244630197501598noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-47766673195128532582013-01-07T19:23:51.924-08:002013-01-07T19:23:51.924-08:00This is so needed for my kiddos right now. I have...This is so needed for my kiddos right now. I have the extremes when it comes to math this year--high fliers and low bunnies, nothing in between. My strugglers could benefit from this strategy nicely.The Wild Rumpushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15643472024191082738noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-30149353469582453772013-01-07T19:14:54.219-08:002013-01-07T19:14:54.219-08:00Wow! This is perfect for what some of my children...Wow! This is perfect for what some of my children need right now! Thank you so much for sharing another strategy to help children understand how to reduce fractions! I can't wait to try this in my small group tomorrow. I'm one of your newest followers. Feel free to check out my blog (constant work in progress) at: http://elementaryteacherfiles.blogspot.com <br /><br />Thanks!<br /><br />~AmandaAmanda Hallmanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12107781219026134937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-90008998147696074902013-01-07T18:39:52.581-08:002013-01-07T18:39:52.581-08:00I love this so much! I learned it from you back wh...I love this so much! I learned it from you back when I saw your detailed and wonderful Calendar Math explanation. It has been a big help for my students this year during Calendar Math and we are coming up on fractions soon. Thanks, as always, dear Stephanie!!!Kristenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10502794638519071800noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-12259716862113718962013-01-07T18:07:49.209-08:002013-01-07T18:07:49.209-08:00We combine prime factorization with reducing fract...We combine prime factorization with reducing fractions. Just cross out all the common prime factors as "one" and what your left with is the reduce fraction. Using your first example, 5/10 becomes 5/2x5. The fives are turned into ones (slash through each making a one. So you have 1/2x1, which is 1/2. It does great double-duty to have them practice with primes. Karenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18133517183260150028noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-52703839073875568182013-01-07T17:40:23.172-08:002013-01-07T17:40:23.172-08:00yet another helpful idea :)
my math class (we swit...yet another helpful idea :)<br />my math class (we switch from homeroom for math) struggles with essentially every concept. We're going to talking about adding fractions with like denominators tomorrow. I look forward to using your trick once we get to simplifying!Rachelhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07074397899413441071noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-43218262684779674122013-01-07T17:37:59.638-08:002013-01-07T17:37:59.638-08:00This comment has been removed by the author.Jennifer Findleyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06854335318110828794noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-53710037333703414582013-01-07T17:25:16.240-08:002013-01-07T17:25:16.240-08:00Yeah....we went over topic sentences for about 30 ...Yeah....we went over topic sentences for about 30 minutes today (I know, not math, but it just gives you the overall feeling of how things went today)~Stephanie https://www.blogger.com/profile/00302695374678919562noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3633682260880990043.post-72761176072078049372013-01-07T17:21:35.646-08:002013-01-07T17:21:35.646-08:00That is a great idea Stephanie---And... I felt the...That is a great idea Stephanie---And... I felt the same pain that you did today. The kiddos came in tired, sluggish, and I wondered if they even remembered what a fraction was :)<br /><br />Debbiehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06420430179840485301noreply@blogger.com