Expanding Our Pattern Block Fraction Repertoire
Learners expand the number of fractions they can represent with pattern blocks by increasing the whole. Instead of representing the whole with one yellow hexagon, they use two, three or four hexagons to represent one whole.
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Add and Subtract Proper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Use these three activities to explore addition and subtraction of mixed numbers, proper fractions, and whole numbers with like denominators. Young mathematicians predict answers, work with partners, and share their thinking, while making...
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Growing Patterns: Practical Pattern Problems
Your learners explore growing patterns by describing, extending, creating, and evaluating practical pattern problems in this three-day collaborative unit. Beginning with concrete patterns and function tables to extend and describe with a...
4th - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Create Equivalent Fractions by Modeling with Pattern Blocks
The familiarity young learners have with pattern blocks make them a great tool for exploring the concept of equivalent fractions. Using the hexagon as one whole, the first video in this series goes on to explain the fractions represented...
5 mins 2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed