## Saturday, January 7, 2012

### New Fractions Unit and a GIVEAWAY!

I just finished my fractions unit!  I have some resources, but knew I needed more to make sure my kids had a good grasp on the concept.  It's 30 pages with eight centers and covers the following skills:

- identifying parts of a group
- comparing fractions (with like numerators)
- comparing fractions (with like denominators)
- ordering fractions (from least to greatest)
- adding fractions (with like denominators)
- subtracting fractions (with like denominators)
- equivalent fractions
- fractional parts of a set
- word problems

There's also an answer key for each activity!
And now for the giveaway!  Ten lucky winners can snag this unit for FREE!  All you have to do is leave a comment telling me you're a follower, what your favorite color is, or who you think will end up in the Super Bowl...any nice little comment will do.  :)  I'll use the random generator to pick the ten winners tomorrow at noon (eastern time) and post the winners then.  Good luck to everyone!

1. I've been following you for awhile girl! Favorite color is blue. Super Bowl, I could careless. I'm a basketball and baseball fan so Go Magic! Go Tigers and Rays!

2. Yahoo! Fractions are coming up soon! My favorite color is definitely turquoise to match my eyes. ;)

Marla

3. Hey! I'm a follower, my favorite color is turqoise, and I know nothing about the Super Bowl-lol! I do know though that I am teaching fractions in 2 weeks and need this unit!

4. Yahoo! Love your stuff! Fractions are coming up soon! My favorite color is turquoise-to match my eyes...but if you ask my niece she'd say my favorite color is pink, because my jammies were pink when I went to visit her.

Thanks!
Marla

5. I'm a follower and my favorite color is purple! :)
Nicole
Teaching With Style

6. Oh my, I sooooo want to win this! I follow your fabulous blog! My favorite color is green and I KNOW the Pittsburgh Steelers will be in the Super Bowl! By the way, they'll win it too! :)

Lorraine
Rainee2011@gmail.com

7. Hey there! I am a loyal follower. My favorite color is orange. I think the Packers and Steelers will make it to the Super Bowl. I would love the Saints to make it though. I live in Indy and it is Super Bowl fever around here. We are getting ready to study fractions as well. Thanks!

8. I love your blog. You're keeping me a float with this move to third grade. :)

9. Hi Dana...

I am a follower and can not tell you how much I appreciate your ideas. My favorite color is Lime Green. Since, I too teach in GA...absolutely all of your stuff fits so well into my curriculum. My husband say that Green Bay will make it to the super-bowl, because I have no idea...I really do not understand football at all. Thanks again...have a great week.

10. Hey There! I am a facebook follower! I teach 3rd Grade in South Holland, IL. I would love this fraction unit to review fractions before our State Test in March!

11. I just started following you and your material look amazing. My favorite color is red!

12. Hi! I'm a follower! My favourite colour is purple and by the u's in the words "favourite" and "colour" you may be able to tell that I'm from Canada and we're not real big on American football here - we have our own league! Go Roughriders!!!

13. How nice of you to offer this giveaway!! I am a follower....my favorite color is probably black :) Hmmm...Super Bowl...I wish the BIlls would get it together to make it back! Houston just played really well! I usually don't pick a team until closer....so I'm not sure :)

Ali
alischepis(at)gmail.com

14. New follower to you:) I love green! I hope that the Lions wins...key word hope:)

15. Hey! I am a follower of your Facebook page. My favorite color is purple. I think the Patriots and Saints will end up in the Super Bowl.

16. I"m a followe! My fav color is blue. I think the Packers will make it!

Kylie downunderteacherblog@gmail.com

17. Hey there! I am a loyal follower of your Facebook page. My favorite color is purple. I am a Saints fan and would love to see them in the Super Bowl against my husband's favorite team, the Patriots!

18. Hey! I am a follower of your Facebook page. My favorite color is purple. I think the Patriots and Saints will end up in the Super Bowl.

19. Looks like a great unit! Of course I'm a follower :)
Fav. color Yellow :) and could care less who wins since I don't watch football!

❤ Mor Zrihen from...
A Teacher's Treasure
Teaching Treasures Shop

20. I already follow you. My favorite color is pink, but not to wear, just to look at. And, in the super bowl I think it will be Green Bay (though I wish it were going to be the 49ers) and the Patriots!

21. I'm a follower--my favorite color is purple--and I would love to see the Saints play in the Super Bowl. I love your fraction unit--it looks very thorough!! :)

Live Laugh and Love to Learn

22. Hey! I'm a follower.
My favorite color changes every day - it depends on my mood! Today it's yellow, because I can't wait for spring.

23. Hey! I'm a follower & love your site!!! My favorite color is purple and I'm really hoping the Lions make the Superbowl (wishful thinking I know)

24. Hey there! I am a loyal follower. My favorite color is blue and I think the Packers and the Patriots will make it to the Super Bowl.

25. Would LOVE to win this! I'm a follower. My team didn't make it to the superbowl, but my boyfriend's team did. So I guess I'm rooting for the Ravens. Ugh!

Meg
Third Grade in the First State

26. Thanks so much for all the time you put into your grade activities...I am a follower and a HUGE fan. My favorite color is LIME GREEN...and my husband says that Green Bay is going to the Super Bowl.

27. I love fractions! :)

My favorite color is red. I'm watching the beautiful Drew Brees right now. So I guess I'll say the Saints will make it!

28. Hi Dana!

I think the Colts will win the Super Bowl...What?....Oh...well, the Super Bowl is in Indy! I'll be down there partying with the Packers I guess!

I'll be doing some fractions soon, so I think I'll just win this contest!

Thanks girl...you ROCK!

Hilary
Rockin' Teacher Materials

29. I love all of your stuff. Activities are awesome and my kiddos love them. Favorite color is purple and the SAINTS are going to the Super Bowl. Who Dat!!!!!

30. I love your site and your stuff! I teach 3rd grade and check your blog everyday...by the way, my favorite color is purple and the Packers will win the Super Bowl!

31. My class knows my favorite color is always GREEN. This would be great as we will start fractions soon. Love you stuff!

My favorite color is PINK!!!

Sweet Times in First

sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

Sandra

34. Oooo...thank you for this opportunity Dana! I've been following you for awhile now! My favorite color varies...blues, greens, purples. And I think the Pats will go and win the Superbowl. GO PATS!!!
Kristen :)

35. I've been following you for awhile now. Your fractions unit looks great! My favorite color is purple. I have no idea about football! I don't even know who is in the super bowl. Woops!

36. I am a long time follower too! ;)
I love blue, yellow, and green.

37. Love your site and the resources you make available to teachers. This packet looks amazing, fractions are definitely one area that my kids are struggling with. I would love the packet. My favorite colors vary base don the seasons but right now I like the golds and bronzes.

38. I'm a new follower. My favorite color is purple and I only care about the super bowl because we always eat tasty snacks that day and watch commercials. (Unless the Colts are playing then I actually care about the game)

My third graders start learning fractions next week and I'd love to win this!

39. Hi...I love your blog and follow it. My favorite color is green. Not sure about the superbowl. I will have to go with the Pats.

40. I'm a follower. Go Ravens!!
Thanks!!

41. I'm a new follower, my favorite color is pink. My two boys think the parkers will win. As for me I don't follow football to much. I do follow your awesome blog. I would love to have this fraction unit for next week lesson.
vanessa
sullyv@videotron.ca

42. I'm a follower and I loooove your blog!! (And also fractions, cupcakes and rainbows.)

Janaye
frogsandcupcakes.blogspot.com

43. Hi Dana,

I'm a follower and a 3rd grade teacher. Green Bay all the way!

Tanya
tanya.villacis@desoto.k12.fl.us

44. Just became a new follower! I am a pink girl and my family sure hopes the Packers ari the Superbowl we are a bunch of cheese heads!

45. I've just discovered your blog! It's fabulous! I cannot wait to use your ideas in my classroom. btw...my favorite color is red. :)

46. Hi Dana,
I've been a follower for a bit and appreciate your creativity! My favorite colors are red and yellow and while I am clueless about the Super Bowl, I do know that our local team won't be seeing it for a very long time! I hesitate to say it, but GO BROWNS... maybe next year. Or the year after that...

47. Love this unit! :) My favorite color is green and not a football fan! I am a basketball kinda gal! ;)

Hope King
www.shenanigansinsecond.blogspot.com

48. Hi Dana :)

I've been a follower. My fave color is blue. And I honestly watch the Superbowl for the funny commercials :)

Journey of a Substitute Teacher

49. I follow your blog.. Not much into football. Favorite color is black. Thanks for the opportunity.
Tamara

50. I can't wait to use this if I win. Fractions are coming up! My favorite color is aqua! Not a football person... hockey... Go Penguins!

51. The giveaway is pinned on Pinterest under my Giveaways board!
http://pinterest.com/pin/168603579769414540/

52. I have been following for several months. I check daily to see what is new - so excited about the giveaway!!! My favorite color is green. Sorry - don't watch football. Thanks!

53. Check it out on Twitter!!

55. I follow your blog!! (love it) my favorite color is pink! I think that green bay should win!!

56. Hi there!
I'm a follower and my favorite color is purple. Our math curriculum doesn't provide a whole lot of extra practice with fractions so this unit would be a great supplement!
brynne.zachow@gmail.com

57. I've been a follower since I found out I was going to teach 3rd grade. My favorite color is blue-green. I was born and raised about 15 minutes from Giants Stadium, so my dad taught me to be a Giants fan. Thanks so much for the giveaway! We're doing fractions soon, so I'd love to win!

58. Hi Dana
A loyal follower of yours. My favourite colour is purple and living in Australia I follow Aussie Rules and Rugby. Always happy to extend your knowledge of these sports anytime! :) Keep up you fabulous work. Have retweeted your giveaway link for you.

59. I am a fairly new follower and would love to win, thanks for the chance! :)

random comment---I tried to make a choc covered frozen banana and now I'm going to go eat it and see if it worked. :)

zucchinisummer at gmail dot com

60. Wohoo for GA teachers! I am a follower, new to the blogging addiction (but I'm a quick learner). And my favorite color is UNC blue and UGA red.

61. I am a follower! My favorite color is blue and as far as the Super Bowl I have not a clue:)

henline.5@osu.edu

62. Your blog was one of the first I started following back in the summer. I really look forward to the wonderful ideas you post. My fave color is blue :)

mcbridejulie6@gmail.com

63. I'm a follower. My fav color is orange. Go Pokes! :0)

64. Awesome blog!! My favorite color is red.

crhdouglas@gmail.com

65. Love this unit! I think I will be able to use it with some of my advanced 2nd graders :) Thanks for your hard work and creativity :)

Lisa :) (new follower)

66. My favorite color is periwinkle which usually gets a reaction like, "What color is that?" from my students. Your fraction unit looks amazing!

67. Oops! I forgot to tell you I'm a follower!

68. I'm Sabine, I live & teach in France and we're ready to start fractions too! I've never watched a superbowl game, I don't even have an idea what teams names are. :-) It's a very nice blog I follow, thanks for your work!

69. I've been following you for a while now. Love your stuff! This is my fifth year teaching 3rd grade in a Catholic school setting. Any time I can score something for free, I try! My favorite color is PINK!!!

70. I am starting fractions next week! I want it! haha I'm not much for the Super Bowl. I'll probably just watch it at home on my couch! =)

71. Hi Dana!! Would love to win this!! It would be wonderful in my Math Packs:) My fave color is pink and I'm on the Tim Tebow train so Broncos it is or New Orleans....I'll be happy with either:)

72. Big time follower and my favorite color is orange. I would LOVE to see the Lions in the Super Bowl, but I think the winner will be the Packers.

Karen

karen.king@hazelpark.k12.mi.us

73. I admit I am a daily follower of yours! My favorite color is blue. I know we will be seeing A-Rod and The Packers in the Super Bowl!

Email: jeseidler07@alumni.uwosh.edu
Jen

74. Would love this monstrous printable! my3redhead@gmail.com

75. I follow your blog and my fav color is pink! And I do watch football (the hubs watches ALL day Sunday) but I'm sorry to say that I don't know who's playing :p I do love your blog though!

Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

76. Fellow 3rd grade teacher here from AZ! Starting fractions with my kiddos in a week! My favorite color is pink :o)

77. I am a Facebook follower. My favorite color is Razorback Red, as in Arkansas Razorbacks Cotton Bowl Champions! I haven't been keeping up with NFL but it would be great to see the Packers back in but the thought of watching Drew Brees take the Saints back to the Super Bowl would be great too. Hmmmmm, I guess we'll have to wait and se.
We started fractions this past week when we returned from Christmas break. I could sure use this right now!
Thanks!

78. I became a follower just a few months ago, but I recruited a new follow this week. My fav color is pink. BLACK N GOLD in the superbowl! WHO DAT n GEAUX TIGERS

79. I would love this for my 4th graders! My favorite color is purple and go Patriots! :)

80. I am follower of your blog and would love to snag your new fractions unit. My favorite color is green and as for the Super Bowl I haven't been much of a football fan this season since my Colts have been struggling. I'm not even sure which teams are in the playoffs. All I know is that we're not for the first time in 10 years.

Mindy
mwells@ourwayschool.com

81. Fractions are coming up! Thanks for being a voice of inspiration to us in the field of education.
Let's see.... green is awesome... and the closest the Colts are going to be to the Superbowl is one of the locker rooms in Lucas Oil will be used by the champion.

82. I love your blog and I love the color orange........Packers in the superbowl?? We shall see!

83. I love your blog and this would be great for my fourth graders since we just started a unit on fractions! AWESOME!!

84. Hi,
I'm a follower. Fractions is my fav math unit to teach so I'd love some new ideas....love turqoise, but sorry, am not a football fan :(

85. Fractions! Love it, Need it, Want it!! =) I love wearing black but who doesn't (((Wink))). I also love hot pink as an accent (like my blog design). Houston becomes the FAIRY Tale of this season. The Texans are divisonal Opp for Jaguars so I'm sticking with this team squeeking into the Super Bowl.

Thanks for all you do!

Cheryl
Primary Graffiti

~Alissa
tchrgrl79@gmail.com

87. I'm a follower! I'm student teaching right now in Idaho and I'm so excited to begin teaching in my own classroom someday soon. My favorite color is constantly changing, but for now, I'm stuck on robin egg blue. I don't know much about the super bowl besides the fact that my husband gets excited about it, and we always have great snacks! =)

88. Love your creative ideas!! My favorite color is blue.

89. I love your blog and your newsletter! My favorite color is purple and I hope the Packers win the Super Bowl, because I think Aaron Rogers is quite nice too look at :-)

90. I just started following your blog and it is great! I always say that if leopard print was a color that would be it, but because it isn't then I guess pink is just as great!

Thank you!

kmg258@gmail.com

91. Would love to have your fraction unit. It's perfect for my kids. Thanks for all your hard work.
Patty
Prutenba@sturgisps.org

92. I follow your blog! I like the color blue and I don't really follow football. Would love to win this!

rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

93. I follow your blog and TpT store. I love your items! I also love all colors, especially green. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

94. Thanks for sharing this unit. It looks great. I'm wearing red right now....do that s my favorite.
Patty
Prutenba@sturgisps.org

95. Hi Dana! This giveaway is so much fun :o) My favorite color is yellow. As for the Superbowl--it would be awesome if the Giants can repeat 2008 and win again! Let's see how Big Blue does tomorrow :o)

msob123@gmail.com

96. I just started following your blog and it is great! I always say that if leopard print was a color that would be my favorite, but it isn't so I guess pink would be my next favorite!

Thank you!

kmg258@gmail.com

97. Hi Dana, just found your blog and started following. Looking forward to checking your blog out since I teach third grade as well. My favorite color is purple!! :) And I don't really care for football (basketball is my fave, especially college...go Huskies!!) But I would have to go with patriots since I'm from new england, seems to be the right thing to do. :)
Stacey

98. I have been a follower for a while now. We have fractions coming up pretty soon so I'd love to win it. My favorite color is purple. Thanks for all your great ideas.

99. Yay for Fraction Fun! :) I follow your blog and my favorite color is...Pink! :)

100. Well of course I follow your blog :) I love the color purple! lol

And I hope the Cowboys win the Superbowl lol impossible as they are done for the season lol

Jennifer

101. I just found your site! I follow it on my RSS. As for the Superbowl.....Saints Geaux All The Way!!!!

102. Hey! I'm a follower here as well as FB. I don't really have a favorite color, but all my kiddos will tell that I'm mad for animal print. :-) And I really couldn't care less about Super Bowl. We actually had to look up the date today because it was so crazy at the store and all the ads were out for it. And to think that there is still another month to go before the craze is over! *shutter*

Love your stuff as it has helped so much being new to 3rd grade! So glad to have found you!

Erin

erin.lamay@gmail.com

103. What a great giveaway! My favorite color is pink!

allisonjoy19(at)hotmail(dot)com

104. Hi there! I am totally a follower... So much so I have been insured to begin my own blog! I definitely admire the blogs I follow in many more ways now. Anyhow, my favorite color is purple and I don't follow football ... Though I hear many hope for packers and patriots to go to the super bowl!

105. I love following your blog as I am new to 3rd grade this year!! Your site has saved me so many times. Go Steelers!

106. I love following your blog as I am new to 3rd grade this year. You have given me so many ideas, thank you!
Go Steelers!!!

107. Hey there! I am definitely a follower! I have been following a few blogs for a few months now and have become so inspired to create my own. I have a new appreciation for bloggers and especially for teacher bloggers! Anyway, my favorite color is purple and I truly am unsure of who will be in the super bowl. Though it looks a though my vote will be the patriots and the packers

108. Love your ideas...need a faction unit for my kid's including my son who is struggling with the concept in class....my favorite color is blue..it brings out my color in my eyes....Super Bowl...I am an EAGLES fan so I could careless who wins...LOL...mcclendondlynn@aol.com

109. I am a new follower. My favorite color is blue and I hope that the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl!

110. I'm a follower- love using Google Chrome's Google Reader to have all the blogs show up when there is new content! Thanks for the fraction unit- it's soooo hard for us every year. Favorite color: green. Superbowl: no idea. I like football, just don't have time to watch it. But wait til NASCAR starts!! :-)
Kelly
gkhall@strato.net

111. Hi Dana,
What a great giveaway!
Would be psyched to win!
Love following your blog! Subscribe by email too, and enjoy reading your posts in my email every day.
Regarding the Super Bowl, like the commercials generally more than either team playing...loved the VW one last year with the little boy as Darth Vader.
For colors, kind of depends on the day / season / mood, but usually chartreuse green is one of my top favs.

Colleen:)

112. I am new follower! Love all of your cute ideas! My favorite color is blue! Hoping the NY Giants win as I am from New York!

113. Perfect timing on this packet! It's actually on my wishlist in TPT. I started following you about a week ago and love your stuff! My color is purple, and pick for the superbowl is Green Bay!

114. Hi , I am a follower. I really enjoy seeing your posts! You have some great ideas. I am a 3rd grade teacher in a high poverty school. This unit would really help out. My favorite color is pink & the giants will win:)

Ms. Rooks

115. Hey Dana,

I've been a follower for a while and L-O-V-E your cute stuff. My favorite color is red! I live in Florida but am a HUGE Denver Broncos fan (not a Tebow Fan though).

-Dana
delting01@yahoo.com

116. Good Morning,

I am a follower and I love your stuff. My favorite color is purple. As for the superbowl, I have no idea who even has the potential to be in it. Thanks
Beth

117. Good Morning Dana,

I am a follower. My favorite color is purple, and i have no idea who is going to win the superbowl. Have a great day.

Beth
beth.malone@sccpss.com

118. Perfect Timing! We are starting fractions this week. :) Favorite color is orange, it makes me happy! Guessing it's going to be the Packers. Thanks for all you do!

119. Hello!! My name is Rebecca Wallisch and I just recently started following you. You have an amazing blog!!! My favorite color is purple (Go Kansas State Wildcats!!). I think the Packers will go all the way. Have a great day!!

120. Dana! You must be a mind-reader...I was just thinking "I should get cracking on my fractions unit" and VOILA! Like a fairy godmother you made it appear! LOL. MY favorite colour is purple :) and I know nothing about the superbowl...

121. I am a faithful follower. I love your creative ideas and sincerely appreciate that you share them with other teachers like me. You rock! Favorite color: brown, Superbowl teams: couldn't begin to guess! Have a good week.
Cindy_welsh@yahoo.com

122. I am a new follower! My favorite color is green. I always make the snacks for the Superbowl, and let the guys pick the winner!

123. I am a faithful follower who LOVES your upbeat approach to teaching! Thanks for always adding a 'light' angle to all you share! Anyway, I love all colors but lean toward loving ORANGE best. As for the Super Bowl, I am a hopeful TEXAN fan who's feeling optimistic that we'll be watching the TEXANS tromp all over the Packers. OK, this might just be a problems for me.....longtime Packer fan (my roots) vs my 'location transplant' loyalties! Anyway, I am very hopeful that your random generator finds favor with my comment number! Thanks! :)

124. I'm a follower and email subscriber. I'm an Eagles fan who is disappointed in her team this year. I suppose I'm rooting for the Patriots or Green Bay to win the Super Bowl. I am definitely NOT rooting for the Steelers or Dallas. Enough of those pompous teams already. :)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

125. Hoping that this old dog has learned a new tech trick and set up google account with personal email :)
Would love to win this fraction pack---could definitely use with my students as well as our at risk after school tutoring. :)

126. I am a new follower! I am in my last semester of student teaching, and in a 3rd grade classroom. One of my favorite colors is red! I will be doing my Teacher Work Sample for college over a concept in Math. This would be perfect. We are starting fractions soon!

127. I am a follower and my favorite color is purple and the Superbowl??? maybe the GIANTS!!
bl3982@yahoo.com

128. I follow your blog and my favorite color is purple. Even though I teach 4th grade (formerly taught 3rd), the resources in this unit would GREATLY help my students!

129. Weird, I always thought I was following your blog but I guess I wasn't. Sorry. Now I am :) My favorite color is teal (right now). It changes often. As for football I don't think I have ever watched a full game. IT stops too much for me. I am a hockey fan...Go Canucks Go!
Cheers,
Terri
http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.com
terrilefler@shaw.ca

130. Even though I see you on FB, I'm an official blog follower and my favorite color- it's a toss up between green and blue. Superbowl- even though I am a Bears fan, I am guessing it will be our biggest rival- the Packers- to take it all teh way to the end.

131. Wow! I would love additional resources for teaching fractions! I follow FB and your TpT store.

Jodi
jodiruiz@gmail.com

Color: Black - You can always make it a background so other colors can pop!
Comment: Superbowl - not a fan, but can follow the conversation.

arodriguez-martinez(at)iteach(dot)org

133. I am a follower. As of today, I now follow your FB page. My favorite color is black - you can always add a color and make it stand out. As for the Superbowl, not a follower.

arodriguez-martinez(at)iteach(dot)com

134. I soooo love your stuff!!! This fractions unit is great! I am definitely a follower. My favorite color is green...any green! I'm pulling for the Broncos to go to the Super Bowl...Go Tebow!!!! :)

135. I love my Louisiana teams....Geaux Saints and Geaux Tigers!!!

136. Have you picked winners yet?

My favorite color: it depends on the day - probably yellow. The Packers will win the Super Bowl!!!
Tam
gtcase@hotmail.com

139. Awesome...My favorite color is teal and maybe the steelers will go to the Super Bowl.

Amanda

140. Hi! I am a follower and I love your site! I am hoping Denver makes it to the Super Bowl and ultimately wins!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great unit!
Katt Fornstrom
kattstu@gmail.com

141. I follow your blog and this fraction unit looks fabulous! My favorite color is blue. Since the Cleveland do not have a prayer in ever winning the Super Bowl I don't really get into it too much. I don't want the Steelers to win though.

CL14Mentor@oh.rr.com

142. This looks amazing! Thanks for all the sharing and work you do for teachers:)

143. Great giveaway! My favorite color is green, same as my eyes :)

weakfall@cpcs.us

144. Your work is inspiring! Love the fonts and colors!

145. Thank you! :)

146. Hi, I am looking for a third grade fraction unit to teach and yours sounds fabulous. My favorite color is purple. Of course being from Colorado, my team to see in the Super Bowl would be the Broncos. Karen

1. Hi Karen,

Thank you for the kind words! I'm sorry to say that the giveaway was held back in January of this year.

Dana

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