Fractions can be really hard for 3rd-grade students. Using a fun activity like 2 Truths and a Lie can be both an entertaining and rigorous way to learn fractions. We know our students will be happier and more productive if the activity is fun, right?
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Reason 1: It’s Entertaining!
Using the phrase, “2 Truths and a Lie”, you can engage your students in error analysis without losing their attention. Just using the word “lie” gets their attention! This is one of those activities that your students will complete without understanding how rigorous it is and how much they learned from it!
Reason 2: It’s Hands-On!
This hands-on activity allows students to do a few things they love to do!
- Use scissors to cut the pieces apart.
- Sort the pieces into categories: truth or lie.
- Use a glue stick.
Anytime our students are doing something with their hands during an activity – they are automatically more engaged!
Reason 3: It’s Rigorous!
Most importantly, this activity allows them to use error analysis with unit fractions, fractions on a number line, equivalent fractions, and fractions greater than one. Error analysis adds rigor. We know that our students need that rigor to master important math concepts like fractions.
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Here is how 2 Truths and a Lie Fractions Activity Works:
Each area of focus has nine examples. Students will choose two in each row that are true and one that is a lie.
For example, this is the set for unit fractions:
I love this activity because it uses error analysis (which I love) in an activity that can easily be completed in a math center time frame! Plus, it uses visual models and fractions expressed in numbers to help students begin to connect the two representations.
About This Two Truths and a Lie Fractions Activity
This 2 Truths and a Lie fraction activity is such a great way for students to practice, but it’s also an easy one for you to plan and use! Just print, and it’s ready for your students.
Included is a set of activities for unit fractions, equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, fractions on a number line, and fractions greater than one.