Early Intervention Program

Mrs. Russell's Monthly Update: February 2014

5th Grade Uses Number Talks to Improve Understanding of Fractions

Fifth grade students have been using their daily number talk time to improve their mental math strategies and their understanding of fractions. For the past few weeks, students have lengthened their list of strategies they can use to convert an improper fraction to a mixed number, as well as add two fractions with unlike denominators. Take a look at this newsletter to explore the various strategies they have developed.