Saturday, April 23, 2016

Mixed Number Madness

As a first year teacher, I learned the importance of “following a pacing guide”. But really, I had no idea. It just goes right under that list that I’ve created of “Things They Didn’t Teach Me in College.” So with that being said, there was A LOT that I had to cram in right before our Standardized Test. I believe that it was 3 chapters and in my opinion that were the hardest chapters in the chapter! FRACTIONS. Which is why a lot of my resources right now are fractions because there are still concepts my students don’t understand and now that I am teaching them the “Getting Ready for 5th Grade” material, I really want them to understand everything about fractions. I just finished this resource today and I am in love with it, only because I think that it came out really cute! After our end of the year benchmark test my students were showing some struggles in adding and subtracting mixed numbers, especially if they had to regroup. I tried EVERYTHING to help them to understand that regrouping concept but it was a difficult concept, I know that now and I am hoping that these cute basketball themed task cards will help them practice and eventually perfect it! Here’s to hoping and wishing! I plan on making several more resources this afternoon, so be on the lookout! 

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