Pattern blocks. Fractions. No way! Yes, way! My favorite way to use pattern blocks in the classroom is to teach fractions. The red trapezoid, blue rhombus, and green triangle all fit proportionally inside of the yellow hexagon, which makes them great tools to use to model fractions. As a ... read more

## Sense-Making in Mathematics: Understanding Fractions

Fractions. A single word that deflates the confidence of our most competent students and adults alike. In fact, I am sure that many readers are reliving their own fraction experiences as they read this post-- good or bad! I can't say that I myself don't have certain feelings about my own experiences ... read more

## Thursday Tool School: Understanding Fraction Operations- Division

This month, for Thursday Tool School, I am featuring tools to help students develop an understanding of fraction operations. Last week, I shared two videos to support students with fraction multiplication. Today, I want to focus on dividing with fractions. Of all of the fraction skills, dividing ... read more

## Thursday Tool School: Understanding Fraction Operations- Multiplication

This month, for Thursday Tool School, I am featuring tools to help students develop an understanding of fraction operations. Last week, I shared an idea for helping students understand how to subtract fractions with regrouping. Today, I want to focus on multiplying with fractions. Multiplying ... read more

## Thursday Tool School: Operations with Fractions- Subtraction

This month, for Thursday Tool School, I am featuring tools to help students develop an understanding of fraction operations. Last week, I shared an idea for helping students understand how to add fractions and connect the actions to that of whole numbers. Today, I want to dig a little deeper with ... read more