Subtitled “Learn fractions in 42 ½ Days,” this kit is great for those just beginning fractions or those struggling with them. 56 games and 17 worksheets are used to help students master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions, and introduce percents. This isn’t a conventional approach to learning fractions, but it works well with more active learners.
The kit includes the spiral-bound lesson book, spiral-bound worksheets, two plastic Fraction Charts, Basic Number Card Deck, Multiplication Card Deck and Fraction Card Deck. The Lesson book is divided into 42 ½ daily lessons. Each lesson begins with objectives, a list of what you will need, and instructions for teaching. An appendix includes seven reproducible pages that need to be copied for some of the games. The worksheets book is non-reproducible and contains 17 worksheets that are used with specific lessons. Three decks of cards are included. The Basic Number Deck includes 132 cards numbered from 0 to 10 (12 of each number). The Fraction Deck holds 75 cards with 20 different fractions and 20 matching percent cards. The Multiplication Deck includes 100 cards from 1x1 to 10x10 (there are duplicates of some cards). The two Fraction Charts are made of durable, heavy plastic – one is whole showing the markings of all the different fraction bars, and the other is separated into the different parts. Directions for using these are included in the lessons.
If you are already using RightStart™ Mathematics, you will notice that there is some overlap; some of the lessons are pulled from levels D and E and some games from the Math Card Games Book. This is a perfect supplement for the student who might be a little more visual or hands-on and needs more fractions practice.