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Rational Numbers

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When I first started teaching adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators to my fifth graders, I quickly realized that they needed some concrete step-by-step directions. They also needed a way to organize their work. I racked my brain for a little while before coming up with this graphic organizer. My students love it, and they never confuse the steps again!

Sixteen pages of printable cards, showing equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Use them on a classroom display board or for a range of practical Maths activities!

This poster can serve as a great anchor chart for students learning about the connection between fraction and decimals. It is formatted to print out at 11x17 but you can reduce it down for students to paste into a journal.

I here to share with you a freebie that I posted in my store HERE. It’s called Building Number Sense in the Classroom. Number sense is always something my kids come to me knowing little about. They can do the algorithms, but when it comes to reading long numbers, solving world problems, or applying what they learned in […]

It has been about two weeks since my wife and I got back from Australia. Although it's nice to be back home, I still find myself wishing I had a few more days in Sydney! If you follow me on Instagram (@middleschoolmathman), you probably saw a few of these pictures along the way, but here are a few of my favorites (and then I promise I will get to the freebies!). Now...on to the freebies! As many of you, and myself included, are recharging batteries and getting geared up for another school…

A well depicted anchor chart (poster) of three different methods to find percent of a number (percentages). Have this poster printed at your local print shop. Produced by Anchor Assist at www.anchor-assist.com Please pay us a visit. We transform your hand-drawn artwork into custom-designed anchor...

FREE fraction, decimal, percent math wheel!

This FREE set of 32 Converting Fractions and Decimals task cards will help your students practice changing fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions in equations, tables, and word problems. This resource makes a great math center and while it is Common Core aligned, it will work well in any c...

Live. Love. Math.: My Take on Interactive Notebooks

Fractions Decimals and Percents | and Worksheets to go with the book Fractions, Decimals, and Percents ...

This is a terrific post on thinking about the meaning of division of fractions....great visual for a concept that kids find hard to envision.

I've updated my Decimal of the Day sheet I use in my fifth grade math class to include a space for expanded form with exponents (as required by Common Core Math). Fonts found on dafont.com; Decimal of the Day idea modified from the Number of the Day/Daily Data from AMSTI Math

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After my recent post on practicing fraction operations with a question stack, several commenters asked how exactly I reviewed fractions with my students. Now, keep in mind that I'm teaching this to Algebra 2 students. I'm focusing on the algorithms for working with fractions - not conceptual understanding. I'd love to take the time to do more, but we've got more than enough stuff to cover in Algebra 2. I need my kiddos to not freak out if there is a fraction in a problem. I need my kids to…

Rational or Irrational Texting Activity is an engaging way for students to identify and describe the characteristics of rational and irrational numbers. In this FREE download, students will read and analyze text message and write their own series of text messages that describe rational and irrational numbers.

For my first year of teaching, I made this nifty set of nesting boxes to illustrate the real number system.