Kal-El continued his fraction equivalent work today.
He discovered all the equivalent fractions for 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5. Afterward, I formed some equivalences with the cards, fraction bars, and equal signs and had him solve for a missing numerator on one side or another. Tomorrow I think he will start recording his work in his fraction notebook. You can see Me Too hard at work in the background.
I put together a work Me Too has been begging for, spooky cards and counters. Ideally the counters in this work should all be the same size and color, but when you mastered this work more than a year ago it doesn't matter anymore ;)
I have spent many, many hours this week creating all of the prepared equations for the fraction works. These are simply not for sale anywhere, except perhaps Nienhuis. I have finished all the slips for equivalence, addition with like denominators, and subtraction with like denominators. I WILL be sharing my work when I am finished. It won't necessarily be pretty, but it will be available.
Can anyone share how their kids record their fraction work? What kind of paper? What format? I would love to see some images if possible.
Also, does anyone have fraction research charts that they can scan and e-mail me? The ones I've found for sale are $30. I don't want to spend that much on three sheets of paper.
Finally, if you have time please vote for me today for the Homeschool Blog Awards. My category is Best Homeschooling Methods Blog 2012 .