Today we looked at exploring equivalent fractions during rotations. The rotations work wonders, it makes the classroom feel so amazing! The children show a higher level of independence already. The writing task is a good, focused creative response and served me well for formative assessment in relation to our unit of inquiry today.
What I enjoyed the most was watching the students use our Maths manipulatives with confidence and with an inquiring mind. They were trying to see the different ways that they can make wholes, and made connections between fractions (1/6 and 1/12 are related, and other connections!).
I have a video I will share with you later. I have to edit it first, but please enjoy the pictures in the meantime.
(Posted while the independent inquiry groups go about their research! Sometimes you are quite obsolete in your own classroom!).