We have been studying fractions.....all of last week, and I have been pleasantly surprised with how well my kids are doing. They seem to understand the concept of parts/whole and we played and practiced a lot last week. Of course, I used many resources that I have found here in blogland. Some of the awesome things I found were some fraction strips from Math Minds, a few journal pages for a good intro to fractions by Frogs and Cupcakes and a multitude of stuff from this awesome lady Donna Boucher over at Math Coach's Corner.
I am going to be using alot of her fraction stuff this coming week for comparing fractions and equivalent fractions. If you don't follow her blog, you totally should!!! I follow her on facebook as well and she is always looking for new and exciting ways to teach math. Follow her....do it....do it now!
I am still learning so much about blogging. I am
crying over playing with a trial verson of Adobe Photoshop right now and I am completely, 100% lost. There are far too many buttons and toolbars. Is there a manual I can download to figure it out? I just have the trial version right now, but it came with full access to the whole shebang! L.O.S.T.!!!!! I still can't figure out how to add a picture to my blog and make the picture the hyperlink. I wanted to share some of the pictures of the cool stuff I used this past week, but all I could do was put the hyperlink in the text, not the image. Lots to still figure out. I don't consider myself to be completely ignorant when it comes to technology, but this blog experience has been humbling.
Hopefully, by the end of this week, I will have some classroom pics to show you and I will have figured out how to....do more. Wish me luck!