Primary school students need to start learning about fractions. One good way to start teaching your students fractions is to use a bulletin board that you create together with your students. The bulletin board will be able to teach your students about the basics of fractions, and as long as you keep the bulletin board up, your students will be able to memorize the basics quickly. Here are some ideas for creating a great bulletin board about fractions.
First, gather all of the information that you want to put up on the bulletin board. This information can include: how to compute simple fractions, how to write a problem in different ways, how to create or find the solution to fractions within a word problem, etc. The information should be kept to the simple, basic ideas that your students will really need to remember. That way, once you have taken this themed board down, your students should already have remembered all of the information.
Next, you (perhaps along with your students) will decide on how to present the information. It is probably best to put each piece of information into its own section. For instance, you could have a section on computing simple fractions using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a different section for writing fraction problems. This way, your students may think that the information is nice organized and allows them to more easily remember the information.
Another great part of the bulletin board is what type of accessories or materials you can use to "jazz" up the bulletin board and make it stand out. You don't want the board to be too "loud," because it shouldn't distract your students. However, it should look interesting enough so that your students don't miss it. You can put up stickers, post up example problems, use colorful paper for borders or backgrounds, etc. You can print out borders from the Internet or you can purchase pre-made borders at educational supplies stores. It is usually more economic to purchase the readily-made borders if you must use your personal printer otherwise.
After you have finished creating the bulletin board, don't forget to go over the information with your students. They will better understand the information and at this point you can also ask them if they have any questions. You should write down their questions and put those (along with their answers) up on the bulletin board for future use.