Fraction Bars and Estimation

During a brief fraction lesson, learners look at fraction bars in order to estimate a visual amount. They use manipulative fraction bars to develop a better visual understanding of which fraction is bigger. After the lesson, pupils complete a 15-question homework sheet. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Supply fraction strips for pupils to manipulate during the lesson
  • Use as a self-guided lesson, a classroom assignment, or for individuals that were absent on the day of teaching 
Classroom Considerations

  • The sixth of 10 lessons that make up a unit from the TransMath® text
  • Graphing sheet does not allow for any practice; consider adding problems to go with the data and graph
Pros

  • Contains a problem solving worksheet for further skills practice
Cons

  • Basic and simple
Common Core