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  • Merrillee Reboullet

    October 9, 2021 at 10:20 am

    I appreciated the transition proposed from fractions to decimal numbers. I’m excited to try unitizing fractions more intentionally with my students. I find this one of the more difficult things to help students understand in grade 5, like many people who have recently replied to this post. I’m also excited to help students understand partitive thinking a little better with relation not only to fractions but division, as I find that even though they’ve been “doing” division for a couple of years by the time they come to grade 5, they struggle with applying their understanding to dividing 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. I’d like to be able to teach this better so it is less about remembering the steps and more about understanding what they are doing.