Fractions Plastic Pattern Blocks
Some students need a more hands-on approach to learning, and these Fraction Pattern Blocks are just that. The Teacher Starter Set includes three yellow hexagons (whole), 6 red trapezoids (halves), 9 blue parallelograms (thirds) and 15 green triangles (sixths) made of transparent plastic; and a guide which includes 8 activities for grades 3 and up. Students will learn how to solve problems that contain fractions by manipulating the fraction pattern blocks to model the problem. Because the pattern block pieces are transparent, you could even use them on an overhead projector for demonstration purposes.
If you are working with more than one student or you just want an extra set to demonstrate concepts, the Fractions Plastic Pattern Blocks are also available separately, in the same amount as in the set. The publisher offers a free introductory webinar at their website, www.borenson.com, for developing fraction sense. ~ Donna