Compare Fractions with Models using <, >, and =
A complete set of 40 task cards that correlate to:
CCSS: 4.NF.A Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
CCSS:4.NF.A.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
40 Task Cards for classroom use after the concept has been taught.
Gives students extra practice in order to enhance mastery of the skill.
Ideas for use in the classroom:
- Whole group challenge by having students respond to each task card on individual dry erase boards.
- Whole group “Scoot” activity: Give students a specified amount of time to complete the card in front of them. Set timer. When timer sounds, each student moves to another seat to complete a new card. Continue until all cards have been completed by all students. While this may be fun for the students, it will give the teacher a better idea as to how many students have mastered the skill well enough to complete the tasks correctly in a specified amount of time.
- Small group use in centers
- Individual practice for students when they have finished their classwork early.
These are especially handy when single hole punched in a corner and stored on a book ring! I put mine in sets of 10 so students can quickly finish a set when they have a few minutes after a test or after finishing an assignment.
These cards provide excellent practice for 4th grade students, as well as a great review for 5th grade math and enhancement for 3rd grade students. They are an easy way to check the understanding and mastery of the skills!
Two different sizes of student response sheets and a mini-sized answer key are included!
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