Wellington El Students Operate On Fractions

Teacher Karlie Young’s third-grade classes at Wellington Elementary School recently had an amazing experience when they got the chance to “operate” on fractions in the classroom. The classroom was set up as an operating room. Each student was given gloves, a face mask, a hair net and scrubs to perform “surgery.” The classroom was turned into an operating room by projecting images of an operating room. The young “doctors” were greeted with medical signs upon arrival. Desks were covered with tablecloths, and clipboards and patient notes were laid out. The students made incisions into large factors, using the Distributive Property. The classes will never forget this experience of being surgeons while learning about fraction problems.