Doughnuts and Adding Fractions

Introducing Fish Lake and it’s PowerPoint and PDF titled, “Doughnuts and Adding Fractions.” This lesson uses doughnuts to illustrate adding fractions with like denominators and takes students through the steps of adding mixed number fractions that also have like denominators. You can view and download the “Doughnuts and Adding Fractions” PowerPoint presentation and PDF below:

Internet Field Trip: An Overview on Teaching Fractions

Here’s a good Internet Field Trip. We’re drawing closer to Spring. But what exactly does that mean? So, the first day of winter in a given year was Dec. 21st. The first day of spring in a relative year is March 20th. Here’s your winter breakdown: 10 days in December 31 days in January 24

Video: Is One Half Fair?

Another short (1:22) video explaining that 1/2 is one of two equal parts, with examples from gardens. This concept is demonstrated by physically dragging one object over the other to see if the sizes are the exact same. Other examples include splitting a deer into two parts (weird), dividing six blankets into two equal shares