Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers
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Unitizing with Pattern Blocks

Teachers can use this interactive tool to help students develop fraction sense by arranging pattern blocks to explore unitizing. Then they can see their correct answer tessellate. This page includes a video demonstration of the tool. Free registration is required to use the tool. A paid subscription is necessary to access full curriculum and allow full student use.
Contributed by: Conceptua Math, Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Getting Off to a Good Start with FractionsThis collection is the first of a series that addresses the importance of helping students to construct a solid foundation for fractions. Unit fraction, equal shares, partitioning and iterating, identifying and making wholes are presented as appropriate concepts to begin instruction. Resources include several studies with recommendations for best practices and teaching strategies, as well as some virtual manipulatives to aid implementation. The collection also supports specialists and teachers as they explore ways to address common difficulties and misconceptions.
Math TopicGeometry, Number Sense, Fractions, Algebraic Thinking, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Demonstration, Interactive Media, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorConceptua Math, Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2011 Conceptua Math, LLC
    • AccessAvailable by subscription, Free access with registration
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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