Dimensions: 40 inches x 130 inches
Materials: Heavy-duty vinyl
Includes: 1/3 – 15/3 , 1 – 5, 1/6 – 30/6
How many thirds in 5?
Have your student count how many thirds are in 5 by stepping on each third while counting their steps from one to fifteen. If your student’s counting is out of sync with his/her steps, have them go back and start over.
Knowledge of skip counting helps students understand fractions. If your student knows how to skip count by threes, and they can see that there are three-thirds in each of the whole numbers, then they can skip count to figure out how many thirds are in each whole number. To figure out how many thirds are in 3, have your student count ‘3, 6, 9’. To figure out how many thirds are in 5 count, ‘3, 6, 9, 12, 15’.