I meant to use the pattern blocks to show some multiplication with fractions (a hexagon is a whole, triangle a sixth, trapezoid a half, parallelogram a third). But it’s been a while since we’ve pulled out the blocks.
I forgot that they are pretty.
Aunt Paula says always give your students time to goof off with manipulatives before teaching with them.
so K made a Minecraft style arsenal.
and then we got back to fractions. She build the palace while I read her the history lesson.
Thanks Aunt Paula, it could have been a very frustrating morning, but we got everything in, the fractions made sense, and no one cried.