Saturday, April 14, 2012

Fabulous Fractions

AIMS Educational Foundation is a company dedicated to providing quality educational products for students of all ages. I love their motto: I Hear and I Forget, I See and I Remember, I Do and I Understand. Isn't it true? When our students are actively engaged in their learning, that's when true understanding takes place. And with that goal in mind, AIMS has created educational materials that are appropriate for both in home and in school use.

I was sent a lesson book called Fabulous Fractions. Given a choice between several titles, I chose Fabulous Fractions because Little Bean, my 3rd grader has shown great interest in fractions of late. I thought I'd capitalize on that interest with a great resource such as this one. I was NOT disappointed!

Fabulous Fractions has over 180 pages of lessons and activities related to fractions, developing an understanding in the student of what fractions are and how they are used and represented in mathematics. This book is geared toward 3rd grade and up, OR those who are ready to learn about fractions. Little Bean is on the young side, but he is very bright and would enjoy most of the activities in this book.

I have reviewed for AIMS before, and what I like so much about their materials is that they aren't just lessons and worksheets, but hands-on activites that the student can actively participate in and draw conclusions for himself about the concepts being presented. Some worksheets are included, but the majority of what you find in this book are engaging activities that enhance the learning for the student. Fabulous Fractions also includes games, which I love. The purpose of having so many hand-on activities and games is to bring this completely abstract concept into the concrete so the child can better understand the material. A physical copy of Fabulous Fractions costs $21.95. A pdf version is $19.95. Either one would work great depending on your needs and desires in terms of printing and storage.

AIMS sells a wide variety of educational materials, both books and sets of manipulatives, etc. So be sure to check them out here.

Please note: I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine, and I am not obligated to give a positive review

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