Doubling Numerators and Denominators

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Understanding the meaning of fractions is a challenge for many young learners. These two questions examine what happens when the numerator and denominator of a fraction are doubled. Consider allowing students to discuss their ideas in small groups before sharing their explanations with the whole class. A great supplement for a unit on multiplying fractions.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Questions develop a deeper understanding of fractions
  • Requires students to explain their answers
Cons

  • Does not include numerical examples to support written questions
Common Core