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Fourth Grade » Ms. Michelle Magpile

Ms. Michelle Magpile

Ms. Magpile's fourth graders are learning fractions this month. They have been playing games like Cover and Uncover using individual fraction strips to learn about equivalent fractions. "I love working with our fraction kits. I've won four times!" said Kasandra Salas. They have also been comparing fractions with a warm-up called Clothesline Math. Ms. Magpile hangs a long string across the whiteboard, and students must place fractions correctly on the clothesline which mimics a number line.  Students are able to order multiple fractions by comparing them to benchmark fractions.  The class loves sharing their thinking as they come up and place a fraction on the number line.