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I wonder about how to come up with the ideas to create the curiosity in students. Last Spring, I completed all the Zearn lessons (minus listening to the lessons) from 3rd to 5th grade. I noticed that what my students struggled with in fractional understanding in the fifth grade was really 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade standards. Some students do not understand what fractions are. I was thinking that maybe I would start with numbers and operations in Fractions this year beginning with what is a fraction and students being able to draw mathematical drawings of fractions. So what could be the “spark” to encourage curiosity in students? I am imagining putting up a number line labeled with whole numbers. Ask: Are there any other numbers?
What do you think? Maybe you have a better idea. Let me know. Miriam