It was very exciting to have been asked by Gina Wilson of All Things Algebra to write about my fractions pennants for the Kid Courses blog. If you'd like to read my post, you can check it out here: Fraction Pennants for Math!

Fractions are one of those topics in math that just keep coming back around. In Algebra 2 we're currently in our rational functions unit, ie: "fractions with variables". We start the unit by reviewing fraction addition without any variables, which ends up being one of the harder parts of the unit for some kids. Students need a lot of practice with fractions, but because practice can get so boring, some kids tune it out then always struggle. With all of my math pennants I aim to make this super important practice fun so that kids are practicing without it feeling like practice.

In one of my graduate school classes, we had to write papers on why we add, subtract multiply and divide fractions the way we do. My professor wasn't big on grades, just "good" and "redo". I got a lot of "redos" that drove me crazy! But I have to say, all that writing and rewriting helped me really understand these algorithms. You can read what I learned in the ebook Fractions through Pictures.

Thanks for sharing! As a FACS teacher, I have found that students struggle with fractions for measuring with recipes. And your pennant approach might easily be adaptable for this concept in culinary arts curriculum. Thank you thank you!!!!

Thanks for sharing! As a FACS teacher, I have found that students struggle with fractions for measuring with recipes. And your pennant approach might easily be adaptable for this concept in culinary arts curriculum. Thank you thank you!!!!

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