Today we constructed fraction lines on the floor. Students then worked in partners to tell fraction number stories using their number lines. As always, the class impressed me with their creative and humorous approach to mathematics.
At a recent conference, I attended a session on the importance of teaching students how to write about math. One of my take-aways was the fact that we all remember things better when they are contextualized. Writing about math allows students to place mathematical concepts within a story that bears relevance to their own lives. Check out the article below to read more about this.