This 20 slide lesson introduces students to the concept of fractions greater than one using models and number lines.
Slides 2- 9 use fraction circles to model fractions greater than 1. These slides also address student misconceptions about fractions. For example, two circles divided into four parts each have a denominator of four, not eight as most students predict. These slides alone have made a world of difference for my students to better understand fraction models greater than 1. Slides 10-12 allow students more practice with fraction models greater than 1.
Slides 13-17 use number lines to model fractions greater than one. A problem is presented in one slide and answered in the following slide. Slides 18-20 allow students more practice with filling in blank number lines greater than 1.