Wednesday, January 18, 2017


It is like PowerPoint, but on steroids. I love NEARPOD! My students are loving the new tablets and we are loving that we can use them everyday. Yesterday we worked on reacquainting ourselves with fractions. We talked about what a fraction is, demonstrated a fraction, shared what a whole is and how to demonstrate it, the students also made sure they could complete a whole, and finally they worked on simplifying fractions.

Another thing we discussed is that simplified, lowest terms, reduced, and simplest form all mean the same thing (might have had a mini lesson on synonyms). Students completed a worksheet to make sure they could identify if a fraction had been simplified or not. If it had they were directed to color it yellow. If it had not been simplified it was to be colored blue.

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