I know it has been a while since I have posted. Life is crazy, as usual. We are back to homeschooling two of our children this year. Because of their learning differences, I have been creating more tools to help them. Our daughter really struggles with math so I have been making a lot of graphic organizer tools for her.
Today while teaching our 5th grader how to make equivalent fractions, we began by using fraction tiles. This is really helpful for her to be able to "see" math. I try to use math manipulatives as much as possible, especially when introducing a new concept.