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.
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
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Love, love, love this resource. We are in the middle of using this for our Fraction unit and the kids are grasping the content so quickly! There's enough practice to ensure the students are mastering the levels. I have and use all of the stations and this one is by far my favorite! I hope Shelley has more coming for different math concepts!! :)" Niki S.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This goes very well with the Multiplication and Division stations already purchased. Great resources for students who are ready to move on - they can transition from one station to the next with ease." Low Key Life
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I am so excited for this resource! I use all of the other math stations in my classroom already, so this is a welcome addition. My students beg to work on their boxes! Thank you for all of your hard work." Shanni M.