This fun, 13 student-page, fraction project has students using models including number lines. This print and go packet was created for the rigorous, common core standards. Students will love the challenging questions that make them think and conceptualize the common core state standards while solving real-world problems.
We focused on 4th grade
fraction standards while designing this packet for our students. Many 5th grade
standards are represented as well.
The work in the packet does not ask students to use algorithms, rather it asks them to logically comprehend what is happening when we work with fractions. Using the storyline of a carnival keeps the students engaged and motivated to use and understand fractions in a real-world way. We had our students complete the packet prior to learning algorithms for working with fractions, which allowed them the rigor and struggle that is so important for our students.
Possible Uses in the Classroom
Many pages can be used as performance tasks or as formative assessments. Doing these with our students allowed us many opportunities to check in with them to ensure understanding. It was a great way for students to work at her own pace, and differentiation came naturally, as we were able to do daily one-on-one and small group teaching, while the rest of the class was happily engaged in the project. This happened authentically, and we repeatedly had opportunities to teach and reteach for individual needs. There were countless "ah ha" moments...a teacher's favorite sound!
Our students loved working in this packet! They found it to be engaging and especially fun to work on in pairs or small groups. Because it includes practice in 4th grade CCSS, and some 5th grade standards, this packet is entirely appropriate for all three grades and can be used in many different ways!
Review for unit test or state tests
As early finisher work
As enrichment for 4th and 5th grade for an independent small group
As a whole class –because the problems are designed for multiple solution paths, every problem provides a great opportunity for students to share how they approached the problem and arrived at a solution.
Skills reviewed include:
•Using a variety of models-area, fraction and number lines to:
--Add, subtract, and multiply fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators
--Multiply fractions and whole numbers
•Scaling-compare factor size
Solve real-world problems using area models, number lines, fraction models, pictures and equations.
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