Performance Stations in Math
Numbers & Operations

by
Liliane Gauthier
Teacher / Educational Consultant

29. Numbers & Operations

N-45

Materials:
pattern blocks
laminated mat

Cover the surface of the mat with pattern blocks of different sizes and different shapes. Do not leave any spaces between the tiles. Copy and fill-in the following chart:
blockstotal numberfraction of the area
yellow hexagons
red trapezoids
blue parallelograms
orange squares
beige rhombi
green triangles

30. Numbers & Operations

N-42b,c

Materials:
cubes (many colors)

 1 Here is a circle graph representing a typical day in Michael's life:  Sleep 7/24  Recreation 1/3  Meals 1/12  School 1/4  Homework 1/24

 a) What fraction of his time does Michael spend on recreation and meals? b) What fraction of his time does Michael spend at school and doing homework? c) How much more time does he spend sleeping than at school? d) What fraction of his day is spent on meals, recreation, sleep, homework and school? e) Does he spend more time on recreation or on school? Write the fraction that represents the difference between the two. f) What fraction of a week does he spend on each activity? 2. Use blocks of different colors to represent a typical day in your life. Draw and fill in the chart to record your work:
activitynumber and color
of blocks
fraction of the day

Total

 3 Make up three addition questions with fractions and answer them. 4 Make up three subtraction questions with fractions and answer them. 5 Make up three multiplication questions with fractions and answer them.