 ## Friday, September 16, 2016

### Teaching Rational Numbers {Grades 6 & 7}

Oh how I love a rational number! In mathematics, a rational number is any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction x/y of two integers, a numerator x and a non-zero denominator y. Every integer is a rational number! That's a lot of numbers. To get students engaged in Rational Numbers I have used many different activities. Here are some of my favorite activities for teaching Rational Numbers.

Click HERE for Grade 6 Math Stations: Rational Numbers

Click HERE for Grade 7 Math Stations: Rational Numbers  1. Math Stations for Rational Numbers

This math station activity is intended to help students understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Students will also extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes. Students will also understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
Included are:
-6 different stations to engage students
-Teacher facilitated activity for 60-90 minutes of classroom time
-Stations include: 1. Vocabulary 2. Technology (Need classroom computers & internet access to ixl.com) 3. Practice of Rational Numbers 4. Additional Practice of Rational Numbers 5. Real World applications of Rational Numbers 6. Word problems of Rational Numbers
-Student Station Guide helps students record their answers
-ALL ANSWER KEYS included  2. Interactive Math Notebook Activities for Rational Numbers

These interactive notebook activities are intended to help students understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Students will also extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes. Students will also understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
Included are:
-4 different Rational Numbers activities to engage students
-Teacher facilitated activity for 60-90 minutes of classroom time
-Activities include: Vocabulary, Practice of Rational Numbers, Ordering Rational Numbers, and Creating Number Lines with Rational Numbers
-Examples of Completed Interactive Math Notebook Activities are included

I hope these activities help you to jump start into Rational Numbers. Remember to actively engage your students in the learning process and they will own their knowledge!