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FREE Comparing Fractions Activity

Laura Candler
69.8k Followers
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Subjects
Standards
Formats Included
  • PDF
Pages
7 pages
Laura Candler
69.8k Followers

Description

Comparing Fractions Freebie! Penguin Fraction Predictions is a critical thinking activity for partners in which they predict which of two fractions is larger, discuss their responses, and compare fraction bars to check their answers. It works well as an introduction to comparing fractions and will allow you to assess your students’ readiness for the lessons ahead. Penguin Fraction Predictions is a whole group lesson, but it also makes a great math center game or a partner review activity at the end of a fraction unit.

Penguin Fraction Predictions Comparing Fractions is a sample lesson from Penguin Fractions Comparing and Ordering Fractions which includes step-by-step lessons, printables, and activities. If you like this freebie, please take a look at the full product!

This freebie is also available in a version that does not feature penguin clipart called Fraction Predict and Compare. It's available available to my newsletter subscribers when they sign up for Candler's Classroom Connections. You can get your copy by clicking HERE and signing up.

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Complete List of All Penguin Fraction Products

My Penguin Fraction products are organized into two bundles by topic, and all products are included in my Penguin Fractions Growing Mega Bundle. Each individual product is also available for purchase separately, but you'll save at least 20% with bundle purchases. Also, if you purchase a bundle and I add a product to it later, you'll get that product for free!

Exploring Fraction Concepts - Penguin Fractions Bundle

Click here to see the Exploring Basic Fraction Concepts Bundle.

Products in this bundle:

• PF Exploring Basic Fraction Concepts: Lessons, Printables, and Activities

• PF Basic Fraction Concepts Short Answer Task Cards

• PF Basic Fraction Concepts Multiple Choice Task Cards

• PF Basic Fraction Concepts Assessments

• Penguin Fraction Activity Cards

Comparing and Ordering Penguin Fractions Bundle

Click here for the Comparing and Ordering Penguin Fractions Bundle

Products in this bundle:

• PF Comparing and Ordering Fractions: Lessons, Printables, and Activities

• PF Comparing and Ordering Short Answer Task Cards

• PF Comparing and Ordering Fractions Assessments

• Penguin Fraction Activity Cards

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Comparing and Ordering Fractions Bundle (Without Penguins)

The products in the Comparing Fractions Bundle are very similar to the items in the Penguin-Themed Comparing Fractions Bundle. Please decide which version you prefer before purchasing to ensure that you don't purchase both variations. The main difference is this bundle does not include the games and center activities, but I plan to add those soon. If you purchase the entire bundle, you'll get the additional product for free when it's added.

• Comparing and Ordering Fractions: Interactive Lessons

• Comparing and Ordering Fractions Assessments

• Comparing and Ordering Fractions Short Answer Task Cards

• Comparing Fractions Bundle

More Fraction Products from Laura Candler

• Fractions of Whole Numbers Task Cards

• Pumpkin Pie Fraction Mix Up

• Fraction Spinner Games

• Simplify and Snap Fraction Game

• Comparing and Ordering Fractions Assessments (Non-penguin Version)

• Comparing and Ordering Fractions Short Answer Task Cards (Non-penguin version)

Common Core State Standards

Penguin Fraction Predictions is aligned with several 3rd and 4th grade math standards including 3.NF.A.3, 4.NF.A.1, and 4.NF.A.2. It’s also a great review for 5th graders.

Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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Standards

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 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.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

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