Mind Sparks® Teach and Tear Tape®
Teach and Tear Tapes® provide a fun way to learn a variety of lessons. Teach and Tear Tape® Fraction is 60 yards of learning fun! This tape is perfect for learning fraction equivalents. Just tear, stick and make a “whole”! Tape includes: 1/1, ½, 1/3, ¼, 1/5, 1/6, and 1/8. Tape is repositionable and can be used on desks, tables, white boards, chalkboards, walls, paper and may other surfaces. Designed for children ages 5 and up.
- Reinforces: Number & Operations - Fractions
- Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size
- Build fractions from unit fractions
Use for learning how to add up fractions and make a “whole”. Early learners can compare actual sizes to all of the fractions by cutting and grouping together under the whole = 1/1 piece.
Arrange the tape on a piece of paper or dry erase board to solve fraction equations by writing in operation symbols and the solution. For example, ¼ + ¼ = ½. Discover how a fraction is a division problem and can be broken down into a decimal.
Combine with Mind Sparks™ Math Teach & Tear Tape™ for extra play value!
Extra practice in these core standards for grades 3 through 4:
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.
Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.
Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. Examples: 3/8 = 1/8 + 1/8 + 1/8 ; 3/8 = 1/8 + 2/8 ; 2 1/8 = 1 + 1 + 1/8 = 8/8 + 8/8 + 1/8.