Do you want to teach fractions using a strategic approach, but don’t know where to start?
Do you feel like you “cover” fractions, but really want to encourage deep understanding this year?
This is going to be the solution that you have been looking for! The Fraction Station integrates simple principles of student engagement including power, fun and choice. These basic principles will engage, motivate, and ensure success for all learners in your classroom.
**If you teach in a country outside of the USA, this resource might be too advanced for your curriculum outcomes. Please check the last page of the preview carefully to see exactly what is covered in this station. The 3rd Grade Fraction Station may be more suitable.
How Does It Work?
It’s quite simple. Students work through a series of activities for each level. They complete the activities, self-check using the prepared answer keys, and keep track of their progress using their personal tracker. At the end of each level, the student asks the teacher for a quick, informal oral quiz. If the student knows the strategy, they move to the next level. If not, they simply practice a bit more until they feel ready.
The process is entirely student-run. After the program's first week, you will notice your role switching from teacher to facilitator.
Why do students love this so much? It’s easy! They have power! They have freedom! They are truly in control of their learning. And THAT results in highly motivated students who love to learn.
Add to that an effective order of teaching the strategies that makes practical sense, and you will have students who feel smart, successful, and engaged.
Using the Fraction Station will help your students achieve:
- A deep understanding of fraction concepts
- Efficiency from a solid foundation of fraction knowledge and strategies
- Differentiation for different ability levels
- The ability to make connections between fraction strategies and real-life math problems
- A sense of empowerment and confidence
This resource includes everything that you need to make this program a huge success in your classroom, including:
- strategic, progressive, fraction activities for each concept; this particular station includes nine levels.
- easy-to-understand instruction for each fraction concept
- answer keys
- an accompanying video to help you prepare and understand your Fraction Station (I want to support you the best I can!)
- clear set-up instructions
- classroom posters
- student and teacher assessment trackers
- Fraction Passports
Teacher support is very important to me and I do everything possible to guide you through the process of creating your own Fraction Station. Within the document, you will find checklists, set-up guides, as well as a support video to guide you through the set-up process.
What Teachers Are Saying
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I love these bins. I have one student in particular that loves a challenge and this fraction bin was the next step for her. I love that it is at a student's own pace but I can still monitor how she is progressing." Taya G.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This product is worth the money. The activities are clear and engaging and progress logically to support student comprehension. They show their learning in a variety of ways. I have used this product successfully with students in grades 3 all the way to grade 7 as it spans such a wide range of skills covered in the BC math curriculum." Mme TricoT
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I used this in summer school with a group of 6th graders at stations. They were able to move through the activities at their own pace. Thank you, great resource!" Hannah T.