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ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (4), Arts Education (4)
Title: Comic Strip Math
Description:

In this learning activity, the students will review the elements of a comic strip. Students will collaboratively create their own comic strip demonstrating step by step procedures to solve a math equation involving fractions. Finally, students will create their final comic strip in Make Beliefs Comix website. A copy of each group's comic strip will be printed and posted on the classroom bulletin board for class viewing.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Can Fractions Be Equal?
Description:

This tool allows the participant to visually create two equivalent fractions based on the fraction provided. This can be used as an introduction since it allows you to determine your own fraction and construct models. You can also use it as a closing activity to check students understanding by asking them to construct a visual model.

ALEX Learning Activities: 2

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Simplest Form StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/fractions/simplest-form.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to reduce fractions to their simplest form by generating an equivalent fraction. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout with practice problems can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Equivalent Fractions StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/fractions/equiv-fractions.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to make and find equivalent fractions. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the strategies taught during the activity can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Greatest Common Factor StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/fractions/greatest-common-factor.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to find the greatest common factor, a useful skill when simplifying fractions. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the strategies taught during the activity can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Subject: Mathematics (4 - 5)
Title: Decimal, Fraction, & Percent Equivalents StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/decimals-percents/decimal-fraction-percent-equivs.htm
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to convert decimals, fractions, and percents, in order to compare their magnitudes. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the steps taught during the activity can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Subject: Mathematics (3 - 4)
Title: Find the Fractions!
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/61bfa094-811c-4885-8631-0c37852824d1/61bfa094-811c-4885-8631-0c37852824d1/
Description:

In this "Cyberchase" video clip, Matt and Digit have a recipe for a "Mean, Green Antidote" that calls for 2/8 of a whole stone. Students will realize that the fractions 2/8 and 1/4 are equivalent.

Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Solving Equivalent Fractions: Bianca's New Pet
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mwnet-math-nf-newpet/solving-equivalent-fraction-problems-biancas-new-pet/
Description:

This video from Cyberchase features Bianca working on her aunt and uncle’s farm. Bianca is excited because she’s getting a new pet. She uses equivalent fractions to combine different lengths of wood to build a roof on a house for the new pet. In the accompanying classroom activity, students use equivalent fractions to solve a problem and create word problems of their own.

ALEX Classroom Resources: 6