Fractions of a Set: English Learners
In this fraction learning exercise, students read about "all together," then write how many things "in all" are in pictures. Students then answer a question sets of shapes. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
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Comparing Fractions with the Same Numerators, Assessment Variation
Have your class demonstrate their ability to compare fractions with this short multiple-choice assessment. Using the fractions 9/8 and 9/4, the students first make comparisons using both words and the greater than/less than signs. Next,...
3rd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Rational Number Project: Initial Fraction Ideas
Deepen the fractional number sense of young learners with this introductory lesson on equivalent fractions. After completing a short warm-up activity, children go on to work in pairs using fraction circles to complete a table of...
3rd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Using Benchmarks to Compare Fractions
Introduce a new strategy for comparing fractions by analyzing Melissa's use of benchmarks. Walk the class through her process, calling on students to explain their understanding of each step she took. Then practice this method on two...
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Use Circle Models to Find Simple Equivalent Fractions
Visual models are an essential component of all introductory lessons on fractions. In the second video of this series, circle models are used to support young mathematicians as they continue learning about equivalent fractions. Engaging...
3 mins 2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Use Fraction Strips to Generate Equivalent Fractions
Fraction strips are great visual models that support young mathematicians with learning to compare fractions. The fourth video in this series clearly models how this tool is used with numerous examples of equivalent fractions. Extend the...
4 mins 2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Compare Fractions with the Same Denominator by Reasoning About Their Size
Comparing fractions has never been so easy! The visual models and verbal explanations in the second video of this series clearly demonstrate how to compare two fractions with the same denominator. After working through multiple examples,...
5 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed