This Fraction Chat Card presentation offers slides that will prompt discussion on two of the most important Big Understandings in Fractions:
1) The parts of a whole (for example, sixths) must be equivalent.
2) When using symbolic notation to represent fractions the top number (numerator) represents how many you have and the bottom number (denominator) represents what kind of fractional part you have.
Without a solid understanding of these concepts, it is nearly impossible for students to move on to higher level thinking when it comes to fractions.
These Chat Cards can be used as your mini-lesson over a couple of days, as review for previously taught concepts and as a jumping off point for Math Chats. The Cards can also be helpful for a student that missed a day of class or families that want to learn more about the concepts being taught in class.
More Fraction Chat Cards will be coming soon, covering Big Ideas such as equivalency vs. congruency, determining equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering fractions, and more!