Comparing Fractions and Fraction Number Line Activities: 3 Hands On Lessons

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3rd - 5th
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Students to be able to work flexibly with fractions, and comparing and sequencing fractions is a part of that understanding. It is not enough for our students to be able to identify and label fractions, they must be able to reason with fractions, apply place value understanding with fractions, and compare fractions with and without number lines.

These three "hands-on" activities help build true number sense with fractions.

What do I need to know?

  • Each activity can be done whole class or in small groups.
  • Each also has a follow up independent practice activity that can be used as homework, review, or even as a “quick quiz” to check understanding.
  • They are designed to be low ink for easy copying!

These 3 activities are geared toward teaching and/or reviewing fraction concepts that reinforce the following:

--Fractions are numbers that let us see “wholes” and “parts”

--We can put fractions in order, just like whole numbers.

--We can estimate with fractions to decide whether they are close to another “benchmark number” such as ½.

--We can use symbols like <, >, and = with fractions.

--We can list fractions that go between two other numbers or fractions.

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Standards

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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 why a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 is equivalent to a fraction (𝘯 × 𝘢)/(𝘯 × 𝘣) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers. Examples: Express 3 in the form 3 = 3/1; recognize that 6/1 = 6; locate 4/4 and 1 at the same point of a number line diagram.
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, (e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

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