Visualizing Fractions

Guide young mathematicians toward understanding visual fractions. The first page of an educational math activity connects fractional parts on a number line to fair shares in a shape. The resource points out that each fractional part in a shape is the same size, representing a fair share.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Post the set of units on a class website for learners to access and complete at home
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth lesson in a series of 10 that makes up a unit from the TransMath® text
  • Resource is intended as a self-guided lesson for individuals to learn a new skill and practice that skill independently; however, it can be effective as an in-class lesson
  • The pictograph page does not contain any questions to go with the graph; consider adding exercises for further skills practice
Pros

  • Includes a homework activity that allows individuals to practice partitioning shapes into equal parts and solve five mixed problems
Cons

  • No answer key is available