December/January Update:One of the most challenging concepts in 4th grade math is fractions. It is essential for students to gain an authentic understanding of fractions. We investigate fractions through multiple spectrums. Previously, we related fractions to tenths (1/10 or 0.1), hundredths (1/100 or .01) and thousandths (1/1000 or .001) place value. This relationship correlates with our numeric place value system ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands, millions. Currently, we are viewing fractions as parts of a whole and connecting relationships between fractions. For example, 1/4 is smaller than 3/4 but is equivalent to 3/12. Students can solve this by drawing a model or finding a common denominator. In fact, many of the concepts we have learned in math can be solved multiple ways. It really comes down to what works best for each person solving the problem.