I came up with a new hook to kick off, or should I say "chop off", my fraction unit. I bought a karate outfit which I later learned from one of my fifth graders is called a "gi". I had my husband cut several boards for me into equivalent fractions: halves, quarters, eighths, sixths and thirds. I created a PowerPoint and had "Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting" playing while I modeled my newly acquired karate skills.
I love teaching like a PIRATE. The kids get so excited and are 100% engaged!!!
Note to self: Take more pictures!!!
Here is a link to my Fraction Notebook.
You can also get it in my complete notebook bundle.
Plastic eggs are out in the stores.
Here is a TBT post on changing Improper and Mixed Fractions.