Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fun Fraction Review Project

I don't know about you, but I feel like my students need a little fun project to break from the nonstop review - review - review that we are doing right now.  Our big state test is in one week and I thought I'd share with you a fun fraction project I plan to complete with them this week.  It will review fraction concepts and give them a chance to cut and color :)

All About Fractions - a FREE dodecahedron project

I got this idea from a fellow third grade teacher.  She made a larger version for a book report.  This is a dodecahedron dedicated to reviewing fraction concepts.  Students will review ...

  • partitioning fractions
  • naming fractions
  • shading to show a fraction (area model)
  • plotting fractions on a number line (with area model help)
  • plotting fractions on a number line (no area model)
  • comparing fractions on a number line
  • equal sharing problems
  • finding equivalent fractions
  • changing a fraction to a whole number
Wow!  That's a lot in one little project.  I plan to have students complete the 6 pages in pencil.  No coloring or cutting will be allowed until I check to make sure all work was done correctly.  Below is a look at the 6 circle cut outs..

After all circles are cut out - you fold on the sides and glue!  I don't have much detailed directions ;)  Below is a picture of what it looks like when you start putting the circles together.