Identify Equivalent Fractions Using Fraction Strips

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Fraction strips are great for modeling various operations involving fractions. Fractional models are used to show what it means when fractions are equivalent. Starting with one whole, fraction strips are divided in half, in fourths, and eighths. The process is modeled several times with different fractions such as sixths and twelfths as well. An example story problem is used to demonstrate how fraction strips are employed to determine an answer in the context of a problem.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Fraction strips are good problem-solving tools that kids can use easily
  • Creating models to show a story problems helps learners unpack the language that represents mathematical content 
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