A Focus on Fractions in FES Fifth Grade

Target 1. Student-Centered Learning: FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.

Action Step: Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students and staff.

Indicator of Success: Students and staff will create personalized learning networks to communicate and collaborate with others.

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Recently, students in FES 5th Grade Math worked with fractions in groups differentiated by readiness level. One group worked on understanding unit fractions by playing a variety of games with support from the FES Math Interventionist. Other groups worked on understanding equivalent fractions and adding and subtracting fractions using a variety of methods.

One student reported that the class “…made me feel like a mathematician. If you look at the work it looks really hard, but when you actually do it isn’t that bad.”

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Another adult supporting students in the classroom said that “work time was really successful. It was good to work with a group of kids who were thinking through each problem.”

 

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