Last night, I was perusing Pinterest when I came across the fraction, decimal, and percent anchor chart I sketched in January 2010 and posted on Scholastic.com. The post where it was featured, titled "A New Year and Decade: A Stronger Teacher", received a number of newer comments I never read because I always thought people could not comment after my duration as Teacher Advisor for grades 3-5.
One of the comments stood out to me and made me re-analyze the image I included.
I would love to print your fractions/decimals chart that is at the top of this...
I tilted my head and stared at the image for a few moments, realizing I was trying to capture the image in an artistic way when I initially took it. I went back to the photo card where it was stored-- that was the only image I had taken of the chart. So this afternoon in my classroom, I decided to set aside about fifteen minutes and do a "photo shoot" of some of my math charts over the years.
Karen also wrote that she would pay for the chart, but I am a gracious person and would never make people pay for the images.
Looking back at the charts, they were created with fourth graders in mind. I believe students in grades 3-5 can benefit from the posters. What I would do with the images, if I came across this post, is print them out, make black and white copies, and have my students glue them in interactive math journals. You can also show your students the entire collection and ask them to create their own informational anchor charts. Of course, you can replicate the information on the posters as well in making your own charts. There are a number of possibilities.
Without further ado... you may recognize image #1 from Pinterest, and below, there it is four years later with a "straight-on shot"! =)