Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fraction Museum

This was so cool!  My students were so excited!  The assignment: "Bring in something to represent a fraction."  The results were so creative and it allowed me to see exactly what they knew about fraction numerators and denominators.  Students had to present their "museum exhibit."  Some had others guess their fractions, and others told why they chose the fraction they did.  It was very successful!
Here are some of the examples:

2/4 or 1/2 Storm Troopers

1/4 are bandaids

2/4 or 1/2 were fuzzy.  Students also guessed 1/4 had a button!

This student went all out to give us a fraction and even a circle graph of the color amounts compared to the whole bag of M&M's

3/4 blue nail polish

Create a fraction museum in your classroom.  It is amazing what you'll get, and the kids really buy into it because they can bring items and "toys" from home to make their fractions!
Have a great week!


  1. SO many cute ideas on here! Love it! new follower. Come stop by for some more math ideas. :)

  2. Love this, such a great idea!! I'm a new follower!

  3. Love this! Going to ask my class to bring their representation next week. Thank you so much!

  4. Hi Nicole - I just found you. I'm your newest follower and I see you are soo close to 100 followers. Yay you! It's great to raise student's interest with things they wars, etc. It sure makes learning fun. Glad to find you. Come on over and visit me sometime. ;o)
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  5. This is really creative, and a fun way to do math! I like the nailpolish fraction the best! :)


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  6. I love this! I would be very interesting to see what the kiddos would bring! =)

    We make fraction pizzas with graham crackers, icing and Skittles! =)

    I am the newest follower of your cute, cute blog!

    I love the quote on your blog header.

    I recently shared a poem called "A Heart of Patience". I would love for you to come read it when you get the chance. I think it is something we ALL need to be reminded of as teachers.

    Heather's Heart

  7. What a great idea! We are going to revisit fractions in a week or so. This would be a great way to kick off the review. Thanks so much for sharing! ~Amanda @ The Teaching Thief

  8. Our students are just now beginning to work with fractions; and I think this will be a wonderful way to engage them. Great idea!

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  11. Just found this amazing idea on Pinterest!
    Thank you for sharing, I'm looking forward to try it with my class soon! :-)

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  13. I love this idea!! Thank you so much for the inspiration to try it out! It was a huge success in our classroom :)