Understand Why the Larger the Denominator, the Smaller the Fractional Parts Using Models and Real World Examples

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If you have ever taught third grade, you know one of the toughest concepts to teach is how a large denominator means smaller fractional parts. Real-world examples and models are used to show youngsters what the denominator of a fraction means and why as it gets larger, it is actually representing a smaller, equal part. 

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Pros

  • The examples used are clear and promote comparative analysis 
  • The video would be a good foundation to use as a teacher or with students
  • Reasoning is explained in concrete terms that children can understand
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  • None
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