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Sixth Grade Fraction Project
Sixth Grade Fraction Project

The sixth grade math classes recently completed the "If I Had a Fraction of Your Brain ..." project. Students chose reflections of themselves to put on a silhouette. They then had to use their knowledge of fractions by making sure the fractions they chose added up to one whole, were simplified, and were ordered from least to greatest. The largest fraction represented the largest part of their silhouettes down to the smallest fraction representing the smallest parts of their silhouettes. Students then viewed their classmates' silhouettes and chose part of another student's "brain" they had interest in as well and explained why. Students not only used their creativity in creating their silhouettes, they also had to create math problems of their own about their brains and utilizing different math operations.