Tiled Area Questions are designed to provide students with the opportunity to compose and decompose numbers. This post primarily focuses on fractions. However, if you are a K-2 teacher, please be watching for a modification that will make these resources extremely useful for you.
Watch the video, download the resources, and give your student the opportunity to visualize, decompose, compare, and compose numbers.
Click here to download the 12 Colored Displays.
Click here to download the 12 White Printables.
Click here to download the 12 Pages with 6 Identical Images.
I encourage you to give your students opportunities to see the same concept in many different ways.
NEW TILE POSTS IN THIS SERIES
The K-2 post is ready!!! Visit it here: Primary Tile Questions
The latest post in the series is ready: 3 Powerful Tile Strategies (and 40 New Downloadable Pages)
Many thanks to Melissa D. for sharing these pictures from her 7th grade classroom in Toronto. You can follow Melissa on Twitter @Dean_of_math .
Update: Melissa’s excellent, beautiful blog post, “Embracing the struggle (aka #mathismore than a word problem)” is well worth your time, and will give a glimpse into her personal journey as well as how she is using Tiled Area Squares in her classroom. Take a look at her blog post with additional images here.
Here is a sneak peak at Melissa’s post. Click on either picture to see her post.
Thank you, Melissa, for sending these additional pictures as well.!
I also recommend viewing these posts:
Splat! This post includes 50 (fifty!) animated number sense lessons for K-12 teachers.
Color the Cube Connectors (more downloadables and strategies)
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