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Exploring Set Models for Fractions

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Fractional parts of a set, or fraction set models, are often difficult for students to understand. Using hands-on materials, students explore set models with problems similar to one-half of 12. NOTE: To take full advantage of this resource, you will need to have physical manipulatives for the students to use. The digital version has movable counters.


  • 32 cards with set model problems
  • 4 work mats (halves, thirds, fourths, and fifths)
  • Student instructions card
  • Google Slides file with 32 slides containing all of the cards listed above and movable bear counters

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand a fraction 1/𝘣 as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into 𝘣 equal parts; understand a fraction 𝘢/𝑏 as the quantity formed by 𝘢 parts of size 1/𝘣.


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