After teaching the fifth graders I learned a lot. The activity went great; however, I discovered many things I wasn’t expecting to happen. When I started the activity it seamed the kids could already add and subtract fractions with no problems. After solving a couple problems I asked the kids if they had any problems they wanted to do. One of the kids gave me a fraction with unlike denominators; the kids could solve the problem with ease.
I found it very useful to know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions. At the end of the activity I thought the kids how to divide, add, and subtract fractions. I wasn’t expecting to teach the kids how to divide the fractions; however, when I asked the kids if they wanted to know how to divide fractions they all said yes. At the end of the activity I let the kids keep the Legos I handed out in the beginning.
In conclusion I learned that the Ohana 5th graders are much smarter than expected. I learned that I like teaching other people and watching them succeed. If I could do this activity again I would ask the kids what they knew about the subject before teaching them. All of the 5th graders aced the assessment I gave them!