In class we practiced working these problems on the smart board using the AirSketch app. As we got to the mixed number problems students were showing signs of a struggle with regrouping.
To practice regrouping we completed this worksheet
I am not requiring students to diagram the regrouping. We did this to help our understanding. By the end of the worksheet most students were seeing the short cut.
- Subtract 1 from the whole number
- Add the numerator and denominator
- Keep the same denominator
Today I used this worksheet to determine if students needed homework. I am happy to say NOT ONE STUDENT HAD HOMEWORK TONIGHT!!!!!!!