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 Fraction Bars Items for Grades 1-2 Each of the following items is described below and is available separately. Grades 1-2 Fraction Bars Teacher’s Guide(lessons and games) Deck of Fraction Bars (49 bars) Grades 1-2 Fraction Bars Teacher Resource Package (activity sheets and answers) Fraction Bars Activity Mats (15 mats) Game Markers (200 markers) . The Grades 1-2 Fraction Bars Teacher's Guide contains instructions that connect whole numbers to fractions in ways that make sense to children. Each lesson is conveniently placed on two facing pages, and all program components such as activity sheets and materials are referenced at the point-of-use in each lesson. At the end of the guide are eight black and white masters for reproducible materials to supplement some of the lessons. Each set of 49 plastic washable Fraction Bars contains bars for halves with 2 equal parts (green); bars for thirds with 3 equal parts (yellow); bars for fourths with 4 equal parts (blue); bars for fifths with 5 equal parts (purple); bars for sixths with 6 equal parts (red); bars for tenths with 10 equal parts (white); and bars for twelfths with 12 equal parts (orange). Some teachers like to letter the backs of the bars, one deck with letter A, another deck with letter B, etc. to help in sorting the bars in case they become mixed. The Grades 1-2 Teacher Resource Package correlates directly with the lessons in the Grade 1-2 Teacher's Guide. This Resource Package contains two Reproducible Activity Sheets for each Grade1 lesson and two Reproducible Activity Sheets for each Grade 2 lesson, as well as answers for the two complete sets of worksheets. There are 15 Fraction Bingo mats, and on the back of each is the Small Step Race mat. These mats are used for the games and activities in the lessons, and help to provide for a gradual nonthreatening transition from the whole numbers to fraction symbols. Mat #10 and the Small Step Race mat from its back are shown here. There are 200 game markers, 50 each of the colors blue, red, green, and yellow, on punch-out sheets of cardstock.
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