Monday, February 18, 2013

What Do Frogs and Fractions Have in Common?

The answer is plenty if you are investigating fractions on a line plot.  The students created origami frogs using index cards while watching this video. 

Next, they created a number line by folding a sentence strip to create the fractional portions.

Then the fun began. Students worked with a partner to measure how far their frog could jump in fractional lengths. After 10 jumps, they plotted their data on their line plot and used that data to solve problems involving fractions. This was a excellent activity for practicing those computational skills. Thanks for sharing Lisa!

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