Comparing Fractions

Comparing Fractions

This post includes some of my favorite lessons for teaching students to compare fractions with strategies such as: common numerator, common denominator, benchmark numbers, the missing piece, and equivalent fractions. The goal of the lessons is to help students develop concepts of relative fraction sizes. These conceptual lessons should be taught BEFORE students learn tricks

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Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions

In my Fraction Unit there is a heavy emphasis on equivalent fractions. As students develop their fraction number sense, they typically come to the realization that some same-size fractions have different names. This gives a natural transition to teaching equivalent fractions. Before teaching the procedure of multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same number,

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Your Starting Place for Teaching Fractions

How To Teach Fractions

It’s hard to think of a math concept more important to upper elementary students than teaching fractions. Unfortunately, many students, even adults, have a difficult time understanding fractions. For many students, fractions are where they begin to struggle with math. The concept of fractions seem strange and contradictory when compared to their early work with

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Thanksgiving Math Activities

These Thanksgiving math activities include options for differentiation and opportunities with math tasks and projects. These differentiated pages are included in my Thanksgiving resource. Thanksgiving Math Activities-The Cost of Cooking Two-step word problems are always a challenge for students. They require students to read carefully and think about what the problem as asking, which is

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