This week in Math, the boys and girls have continued working on their fractions folders, while also learning about how to find a fraction of a set. For example, what is 1/3 of 12? Or: divide 15 into thirds.
We had a really fun lesson earlier this week where students used their Playdoh to practice this skill. We started by showing a fraction of a shape and then moved on to solving problems involving fractions of a set. I love that students used their math songs to help them calculate their answers. If your child doesn't have their songs memorized, and I know there are a few, please have them practice them. You can find them in the tab at the top right corner of the blog. I cannot emphasize this enough: knowing these songs make a world of difference in building both number-sense and overall Math confidence.
Finding fractions of a set are a real light-bulb kind of lesson because students see how the skills they've learned earlier in the year (e.g. how to divide and "hey, multiplication is just repeated addition).