# Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 18: Overview

##### This Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 18: Overview lesson plan also includes:

Develop young mathematicians' ability to compare fractions with investigation into the number 1/2. After brainstorming a list of fractions equivalent to 1/2, children identify a pattern in the numerators and denominators that allows them use this benchmark value to quickly compare fractions.

##### Instructional Ideas
• Allow children to work with a partner when completing the different tasks during whole group instruction
• After completing the worksheet, call on students to share and explain their solutions to each problem
• Have students turn in their answers to the wrap-up question as an exit ticket
##### Classroom Considerations
• Lesson calls for the use of fraction circle manipulatives, which can be created using the included templates
##### Pros
• Lesson includes both a warm-up and wrap-up problem
• Worksheet offers word problems that involve real-life contexts for comparing fractions
• Multiple online manipulatives are available as additional support for learners
• Comments and suggestions are included as support with teaching this lesson
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