Comparing Fractions Using Benchmark Fractions - Using 1/2 as a Benchmark

Comparing Fractions Using Benchmark Fractions - Using 1/2 as a Benchmark
Comparing Fractions Using Benchmark Fractions - Using 1/2 as a Benchmark
Comparing Fractions Using Benchmark Fractions - Using 1/2 as a Benchmark
Comparing Fractions Using Benchmark Fractions - Using 1/2 as a Benchmark
Comparing Fractions Using Benchmark Fractions - Using 1/2 as a Benchmark
Comparing Fractions Using Benchmark Fractions - Using 1/2 as a Benchmark
Comparing Fractions Using Benchmark Fractions - Using 1/2 as a Benchmark
Comparing Fractions Using Benchmark Fractions - Using 1/2 as a Benchmark
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  1. When students have a solid understanding of 1/2 and the fractions equivalent to 1/2, more difficult fraction skills like comparing fractions with like and unlike denominators, understanding fractions on a number line, etc. will be much easier for them to understand. This resource is scaffolded to
  2. Comparing and ordering fractions - especially fractions with unlike denominators - can be a complicated skill for many students. Building a solid understanding of the fraction 1/2 can help students learn to use 1/2 as a benchmark and make this difficult skill easier. This mostly no prep resource s
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This mostly no prep resource will help students learn how to use 1/2 as a benchmark fraction when comparing and ordering fractions. Understanding how to do this will help students more easily complete more difficult fraction skills.

In this resource, students will first develop a solid understanding of fractions that are equivalent to 1/2, and then students learn how to use 1/2 as a benchmark when comparing and ordering fractions. The activities start basic with a lot of scaffolding, and then get progressively more difficult. This makes it easy for you to differentiate based on where your students are.

Understanding the Fraction 1/2

This resource includes a lot of different types of visual models to help students learn how to easily figure out what fractions are equivalent to 1/2. Students will shade pictures, shade fraction bars, and label fractions on a number line so that they can visually see 1/2 and fractions equivalent to 1/2 in a variety of different ways. There are also several fun fraction activities to help students understand that two fractions are equivalent if they are the same size or on the same point on a number line.

Included in this resource:

-1 student reference poster

-6 scaffolded worksheets/activities that guide students in their understanding of ½ and fractions equivalent to 1/2

-2 equivalent fraction games, focusing on 1/2

-Answer Keys and a grading rubric

Your 2nd grade and 3rd grade struggling students, ELL students, special education students, or any of your students that are frustrated with fractions will feel much more capable after completing these activities.

These activities will probably too easy for your higher students, but they make good fraction review or homework.

Comparing Fractions to 1/2

After developing a solid understanding of the fraction 1/2, students will learn how to use this to help them compare and order fractions. These activities are scaffolded to help students learn how to use 1/2 as a benchmark fraction.

Included in this resource:

-8 fraction worksheets that help scaffold students so they can compare fractions to 1/2

-2 comparing fractions games to practice this skill

-Answer Keys and a grading rubric

These activities can be used as comparing fractions workstations, homework, review, math centers, differentiated activities, morning work, and more.

Related Resources

Fraction Art - Practice with Pictures

Fractions on a Number Line

Kalena Baker, Teaching Made Practical

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
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