One of the things I liked best about this workshop was that they showed us some great activities to do with the kids from beginning fractions all the way to enrichment. They also had different ideas for different learners. Here are some of the creative things that we worked on. They are more geared towards third and fourth grade, though you could tweak them for fifth.
Share the Brownie - place brown squares and four story problems in a ziplock bag. Each story problem causes the students to divide the brownies equally amongst the people in their group but also requires them to cut some of those squares and create new fractions. I really enjoyed this one!
Hundreths Circles - Print out two of these circles on different colored paper and laminate. Cut along the dotted line directly to the center. Once both are cut, connect the two circles at the line you cut and tada! You are now ready to teach decimals to their equivalent fraction. Click here for a teacher template. I am going to scale them down for the students.
Fraction War - Just like the game we played as kids but with fractions! If you visit my TPT store, I have different versions of this game.
I really enjoyed this and can't wait to make some of these things for my math centers that I am creating for my early finishers. Now, I know you kept reading this long post just to see what I won ;o), so here it is: Fraction Cubes!!! Have I also mentioned that I love workshops where they give you free stuff? Really, who doesn't? They also gave us three sets of Decimal Equivalency Discs. You place fraction circles in the middle and it tells you the equivalent fraction!
I hope you can use some of these ideas in your math class. If you have any other ideas for fractions or decimals, leave your idea or link in the comment section!