Presentations: Putting Fractiosn in order from 1 to tenth, Matching Fractions From Whole to a Tenth
Note: Here are my other posts on our Fraction presentations.
Traditionally, Montessori fractions start in first grade. Now that Astroboy is officially in elementary, it is time to visit the subject.
I showed Astroboy a bit of it along side Thumper our first year homeschooling. I spent a lot of time making materials and we zoomed through nomenclature, The AMI style albums were a bit thin on follow up and the children weren’t too interested in making booklets. Following the presentations, I tried having Thumper look for equivalence, she disliked the repetitive work.
Because of all this, we kind of gave up on fractions altogether our second year. This year, with Thumper starting state testing, it is time to go back and cover all the subjects we were supposed to be teaching but never get around to.
In my Montessori albums, you start Fractions with nomenclature. In Montessori primary, this is done with the skittles. Astroboy did this once or twice. He wasn’t too interested. In elementary, you start with the fraction insets, which I did not bring to Taiwan.