Earth Day Activities/Spring Math Activity: Do your students struggle to compare fractions? Do they need a fun, motivating, hands-on way to look at fractions? This product has students comparing fractions by coloring in the flower fractions and then deciding which one is greater.
There are two different versions
of this product. The color
version starts on page 3 and goes through page 11. The black and white
version starts on page 12 and goes through page 19. To complete, students will need to color in each fraction shown above each flower. This will mean students need a basic understanding of what a fraction is before completing this activity.
Some possible ways to use this product:
• Use the color version as a center/laminate to use again and again.
• Use the black and white version as independent work/practice before a lesson.
• Use the black and white version as an assessment to see how students are doing during your fractions unit.
• Use either version at your teacher table as a small group lesson, using different pages depending on where each group is at.
There are 3 sets of 2 pages (black and white or color) that are purposely identical
to reflect different ways of asking the question/allow you as a teacher to differentiate to meet the needs of your students. The first is the basic question of comparing which is greater, the second requires students to use the symbolic symbols of greater than (>), less than (<), or equal to (=). This also allows you to differentiate to meet the needs of your students who struggle with mathematical formal language, such as ELL learners.
This product covers all of these Fraction Skills:
• Pages 5-6/13-14: comparing fractions with the same denominator (more/less pieces)
• Pages 7-8/15-16: comparing fractions with the same numerator (size of the pieces)
• Pages 9-10/17-18: comparing fractions with the same numerator (size of the pieces, numerator greater than one).
• Page 11/19: comparing fractions that are equivalent (=) and close to equivalent
• Pages 21-26: Answer Keys
Or try the freebie:Free Comparing Fractions