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Fractions, Food & Fun! Using Food to Visualize Fractions as Division (FLEX)

Understanding fractions as division problems is key to math success in middle school, high school, and beyond! I will help learners visualize & internalize this "A-ha" math moment by using various foods in real-world division problems! Games and IXL practice included!
Megan McAra
58 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 22

Aug 22 - Sep 19 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 3 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Class Experience

I am a certified teacher with a Masters Degree in Teaching and over 20 years of classroom, small group and one-on-one experience. Teaching math to upper elementary and middle schoolers has been my focus for the past 4 years, and I have found that mastery of the concept of fractions is key to success in math progression.
Homework will be assigned weekly and will consist mainly of practice problems on IXL. This homework will be in addition to watching the video slide presentations and completing the corresponding Nearpod lessons. The total weekly time students will need to spend working on this class should be around 1-2 hours ( All homework, videos and lessons will be posted to the Outschool Classroom.
Students will be expected to:
1. Watch the recorded video lessons of the google slide presentation introducing the week’s concept
2. Complete the interactive Nearpod activity (no subscription needed)
3. Ask questions via the classroom (written or video) if he or she doesn’t understand something from the video or Nearpod lessons
Week 1: small candies such as skittles or M&M's Week 2: 1 whole pizza (not sliced yet if possible) or whole fruits (such as an apple or banana); pizza slicer or knife Week 3: Full size candy bar or chocolate bar Week 4: 3-6 cookies
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
There will be ongoing informal assessment, through both Nearpod and IXL . Parents, please contact me about the level of assessment and feedback you prefer for your student.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.
I will be providing direct links to engaging educational tools and activities on websites including: Nearpod, Google Slides, Google Jamboard, IXL learning, and Blooket. These tools provide fun, engaging, interactive practice for students, while providing me with valuable diagnostic and assessment information. None of these require students to sign up for their own account (though on some that is an option) or enter any personal information beyond a first name or nickname. Students will simply click on the provided link, enter first name or nickname, and be taken directly to the specific activity created or chosen by me, the teacher. In the case of IXL, I will provide the student with a unique username and passcode, which will not include any personal information beyond his or her first name. Parent consent is required for students under age 13 to use these resources. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about any of these tools!


Megan McAra
Lives in the United States
Cultivating the language of math inside us all!
58 total reviews
67 completed classes

About Me

Welcome! My name is Megan and I'm not embarrassed to say it--I love math! And even more than working on math myself, I love teaching math! Teaching math to both elementary and middle school aged kids is my passion. I specialize in mastery math... 
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