Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fractions with Skittles!

We began our unit on fractions before our Christmas break.  I kept thinking about how I could get something the students would relate to that they would want to share EQUALLY.  It finally dawned on me to get bags of skittles.  All kids like skittles, right?  So, I had them divide each color among one another EQUALLY.  What we ended up with was students figuring out what fraction of the skittles that were left over they could each receive.  SUCCESS!!!

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