I am so excited, but so sad I didn't take a picture of the board of the students while we were talking about it!!
In math today we started talking about fractions. I know, fractions, one of the hardest things for students to wrap their heads around. Especially third graders!! I even had a few moans and groans when I said we were going to work on them today. We briefly talked about them before Christmas break, but not too much.
Today we were talking about equivalent fractions. I wanted them to find an equivalent fraction for 1/4. We had already done an example for 1/2, and talked about how we figure it out, drew pictures, and talked about the math.
The first hand went up, and he said 25/100. I asked him to explain how he knew that, and he said because one quarter is 25 cents, and you need four quarters to make a dollar!! YES!!! We covered money extensively in the fall!
The next hand went up! He answered 15/60. I asked him to explain, and he said there were 15 minutes in a quarter of an hour, and there are 60 minutes in an hour. YES!! We also covered clocks and time extensively in the fall!!
The next hand went up! 125/500. His answers was a little crazier on how he figured it out, but again, YES!!
The light bulbs are beginning to click!!! I LOVE IT!!! #lightbulbmoment #proudteacher #ibraggedtomycoworkers