Fraction Strips: Step by Step Instructions
Creating a set of fraction strips with students like the ones shown above takes time, but it is worth it. As students create their own models and get experience with measuring and dividing the strips of paper into equal pieces, they get a deeper sense of how fractions work. To see my step by step instructions, please visit this post at Artistry of Education.
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