My students need manipulatives to help them better understand probability, fractions, and geometry.
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Do you remember how difficult it was to understand fractions and probability? My students have difficulty creating equivalent fractions, and working with fractions using basic math operations. Probability is then difficult since it is shown as a fraction or percentage.
My students come from low-income families in a town in Oklahoma.
The entire student body receives free breakfast and lunch every day. It is very difficult for my families to provide their child with the necessities of school such as paper and pencils, so I therefore provide most of what is used in my classroom.
I believe that students will gain a better understanding of what fractions look like and how to better use them in real life with the use of fraction pieces in many different shapes and sizes. Probability is also expressed as fractions and percents, and these fraction pieces will help them gain this understanding due to being able to do actual hands-on activities. These hands-on activities will allow them to have a better understanding of these objectives.
With the majority of learners being visual, these manipulatives will help my students achieve knowledge of fractions, percents, and probability through individual experience.
Everyone learns better through doing the activity themselves, and these tools will definitely help. The better the understanding, the better they will do in real-life situations.
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