St. Patrick's Day/March 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 zebra 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 20. This will mean students need a basic understanding of what a fraction is before completing this activity.
• Use the color pages as a center/laminate to use again and again.
• Use the black and white pages as independent work/practice before a lesson.
• Use the black and white pages 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.
Pages 4-5/13-14: comparing fractions with the same denominator (more/less pieces)
Pages 6-7/15-16: comparing fractions with the same numerator (size of the pieces)
Pages 8-9/17-18: comparing fractions with the same numerator (size of the pieces, numerator greater than one). Also there is *one challenge problem included: different numerator/different denominator.
Page 10-11/19-20: comparing fractions with different numerators and denominators (many that are equivalent (=) and close to equivalent)
Pages 21-29: Answer Keys
Or try the freebie:Free Comparing Fractions