Hi! I'm Farrah! I am a Christian, wife, mother, NBCT, and I teach 4th grade. I absolutely LOVE teaching and enjoy reflecting on my practice and learning more about the possibilities for improving teaching and learning in my classroom and classrooms around the world.
Are you teaching your kiddos how to solve fraction of a group problems? My co-worker came up with a fabulous name for the tried and true strategy that we probably all use: The Backwards Zorro! It's visual and fun to say and it really seemed to stick in the minds of the kiddos. Here's how it works:
Starting at the bottom, draw a line from the 4 to the 24 (4 goes into 24 six times). Draw the line to the 3 (six times three is 18). Draw the top line and write the answer. Presto!