## Monday, April 7, 2014

### F for Fractions (A-Z challenge) and I'm a guest blogger at ATUE!

Hi everyone!  Before I get started I wanted to let you know I was a featured guest blogger at All Things Upper Elementary today : )
Also, it is the sixth day of the A to Z blogging challenge which brings me to the letter F.  I couldn't help but pick the math topic of FRACTIONS!  I love fractions...hence my guest post was about how fractions and decimals are related ; )  I hope you can check it out--funny how much more time I take on a guest post than an ordinary post on my own blog : )

Back to F... Fractions can be challenging for some children but hopefully we can teach it in different ways and the kids can think that it is really neat!  There are several ways to teach about fractions--there are the fraction bars, the fraction pie charts, fractions with egg cartons (I've had a couple of posts on that), and another way similar to fraction bars is linear distances (often done with string and rulers).

Which ways do you teach fractions in your classroom?

1. Congrats on being a guest blogger! I used to love fractions at school haha! I'm an English teacher at a high school. But at home as much as possible with my own kids (age 5 and 3) I talk about fractions as I cut up their apples / pizza etc.... make it as authentic as possible...!

2. As for teaching my kids about fractions, half was easy, we used quarter coins for fourths, and it helped to have them play with measuring cups and spoons. :) Congrats on the guest blog!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! I appreciate your comments and any ideas you share! Have a wonderful day : )