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Teaching Fractions


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January 27th, 2006, 03:40 PM
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I know this is off topic, but I figure since we were talking about homeschooling might as well.

I don't know where or how my sister became such a great teacher at 10 years old (I finally talked her into switching majors after her first yr in uni to become a math teacher!!).

She taught me fractions using an apple. We'd just be sitting at the table for our afternoon snack and she'd chop up the apple to teach me parts of a whole. Then, a few days later she was teaching me with apples and peanutbutter (peanutbutter being the shaded area u'd ussually see in a workbook). It graduated to every ssnack time we were doing fractions. It works perfectly with peanutbutter and celery too. If you make PB sandwiches u can do that too. We really love peanut butter so u might try something like jelly or cream cheese if u dont like pb.

Oranges work well, but sometimes they divisions aren't equal in size so it might not be a good idea, unless you just use knife to cut.
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