Use This Free Resource if You are Teaching Fractions
Have you seen this great new website tool for teaching and assessing mathematics for elementary students? On iknowit There are multiple lessons included about various math topics all from the makers of Super Teacher Worksheets! One of my favorite lessons is the one about 3rd grade fractions. What I like about the fraction lesson/assessment is that it focuses on equal parts. This gives children the chance to really think about what equal parts look like. Sometimes the idea that fractions are equal parts can become a misconception to students.
There are also different types of general fraction questions such as what fraction is shaded or what fraction was taken etc.
There are questions using the written words halves and quarters instead of only the numbers. These are words that students struggle with seeing and using.
I also like that the program gives students automatic feedback to let them know if they were correct or incorrect. If students are incorrect, the program gives students an explanation to tell them why they were incorrect. The little robot is animated and jumps around each time students get a question correct. He has a different animation for each question.
You can even take a quick grade with this program because the program shows students their total score when they complete an assessment. Teachers can easily use the score for their grade book.
The best part is that it is free! FREE! Yes, absolutely FREE! (At the time of the writing, the website is free, but eventually this website will charge for membership.)
Try it out and enjoy!