My 3rd-grade students love math. They're eager to learn new mathematical concepts. This year for the very first time they'll be exposed to fractions. They will need a lot of different types of sets of manipulatives to help them grasp the concepts related to fractions.
This is an ICT class with a very diverse and unique body of students.
There are several ELL students and some students with disabilities. Last year, our school data shows that fractions posed a certain challenge for our school population. I need my class to be exposed to fractions by using hands-on manipulatives that will help them grasp their mathematical concepts in a rigorous and exciting manner.
"Hands-On Fraction Tiles" will help my students visualize fractions and to further understand them. Students will move from the concrete to a more abstract level of understanding when it comes to comparing and contrasting fractions by using "Comparing Fractions Flip Book". Manipulatives are great visual tools that foster the learning of challenging concepts. At the same time, they can have fun exploring the world of fractions by using "Fractions Equivalency Puzzles."
This is the first year that my third grade students are learning about fractions.
It is my mission to make learning fractions an exciting and rewarding learning experience. Research has shown that the use of manipulatives help improve students' understanding of mathematical concepts.
The materials I request in this project will make a significant difference in my students' journey into fractions because learning with manipulatives will maximize their understanding of difficult mathematical concepts.
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