My other accomplishment today is another freebie just in case you're thinking about back to school. Basically it's a daily math routine to get students to practice fractions and decimal equivalents. We did this last year after one of my team members shared the idea with us. My contribution to the idea is the recording sheet and sharing it with all of my wonderful followers. :) Each day to jump start our math lesson we get out our hundreds board and write the number of days we've been at school. I know you think this is really basic, but just hang in there with me for a few more sentences.
After students write the whole number we talk about what the fraction would be. Once we've landed on what the fraction would be we write it in the box. We then talk about what the decimal would be. After a few days of class discussion after each entry most students get the hang of the number pattern. On days the fraction can be reduced we talk about how to reduce fractions and how to do it. A week or so into the routine I turn the discussions over to the children and they share their entries and thinking.
I hope you enjoy and are able to use it with your kids this year. What math routines do you use to help students practice more challenging concepts?