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This kit provides everything you need to learn how to manipulate fractions. The subtitle on the book says "Learn fractions in 42 ½ Days," which is great for those just beginning fractions or those struggling with fractions. 56 games and 17 worksheets are used to help students master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions, and introduce percents. This isn't a conventional approach to learning fractions, but it works well with more active learners. The kit includes the new (©2014) spiral-bound lesson book, spiral-bound worksheets book, two plastic Fraction Charts, Basic Number Card Deck, Multiplication Card Deck and Fraction Card Deck.
The Lesson book is divided into 42 ½ daily lessons. Each lesson begins by stating the day's topic or goal of the lesson, a list of what you will need, and instructions for teaching the lesson. There is an appendix at the back of 7 reproducible pages that need to be copied for some of the games.
The worksheets book is non-reproducible and contains 17 worksheets that are used with specific lessons and a certificate of achievement.
Three decks of cards are included in this kit. The Basic Number Deck includes 132 cards and is numbered from 0 to 10 – 12 of each number. The Fraction Deck holds 75 cards with 20 different fractions and 20 matching percent cards. The Multiplication Deck includes 100 cards from 1x1 to 10x10 (there are duplicates of some of the cards). All of these decks are used with game instructions found in the lessons.
There are 2 Fraction Charts made of durable, heavy plastic – one is whole showing the markings of all the different fraction bars, and the other is separated into the different parts. Directions for using these are included in the lessons and an instruction sheet is also included.
If you are already using RightStart Mathematics, you will notice that there is overlap of some of the games and content, as some of the lessons are pulled from levels D and E of the math program and some games from the Math Card Games Book. This is a perfect supplement for the student who might be a little more visual or hands-on and needs more fractions practice.