We were very pleased to host the CEO of Renaissance Learning, Glenn James, and his staff at our school's annual Spring Festival.
It was nice to have a sit down discussion about Renaissance products with them and how we as teachers use them in our classrooms. We also offered input of additional things we thought would enhance their products.
Our students performed traditional dances for the community at the festival. They did such a good job!!!
Butterfly Fractions (Addition and Subtraction)
I am super excited about this! I can't believe I have never seen this method of adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. In some cases the students will still have to reduce to lowest terms. But this will make this objective so much more manageable!!!
Notice...I do teach the conceptual knowledge of fractions. I use many hands on materials and teach a variety of ways to solve problems. I also like to give students a shortcut after they have learned how to work the problems.
Click here to look at the examples on the original site: Butterfly Fractions