Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 18: Overview

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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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
  • 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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