Understanding fractions is one of the four critical areas defined by the Common Core State Standards for Grade 3 students and a math skill that many children struggle with.
With this in mind, the content team at Lumio has been busy creating new fun interactive online activities that we are sure will be invaluable in your classroom.
Our fractions activities consist of three sub-topics:
|Shape Models invites students to practice creating and labelling numerators and denominators by dragging number tiles or clicking shape models.|
|The Comparing & Equivalent activities enable students to practice creating equivalent fractions and comparing fractions: first with the same denominator and then with the same numerator.|
As students work through each activity, they receive scaffolded support from interactive number lines and shape models.
All the activities are game-like and interactive so students are engaged and have fun as they drag tiles, slide on a number line, and click shape models while they practice the key fraction concepts defined by CCSS. The activities use representations (shape models and number lines) to help students make the transition to more abstract concepts, such as the meaning of the numerator or denominator. Many practice problems are open-ended, so students can apply these mathematical concepts to find a correct answer in more than one way.
The highly effective Lumio learning panels are available on each screen of every player to address common misconceptions and to provide instruction in small, easy to remember segments.
Hints & Tips
Optional hints are also present on every screen to provide additional support and to address common errors.