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Cooking Up Fractions

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Fractions are a tricky, tricky subject for most students and probably most people. I’m completely content being in second grade where the world of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing of fractions doesn’t exist. Most students can understand splitting shapes into equal parts but once equivalent fractions or just comparing fractions comes into play it gets confusing. Why? Because it goes against what we teach the rest of math- all of a sudden 2 is bigger than 12 and having 1 big…

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From First Grade Memories to Second Grade Teaching…My Teaching Journey

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Now my journey to becoming an elementary teacher took me from my small Polish sausage capital of the world hometown, to the capital of Michigan, to Pontiac and downtown Detroit. When I say Detroit, I mean the real Detroit where your car must be locked with nothing left in it. You never know what you might find including a man standing in the middle of the street playing an invisible violin. Then it was onto the east coast side, also…

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