The Common Core clearly wants students to be able to work flexibly with fractions. It is not enough for our students to be able to identify and label fractions, they must be able to reason with fractions, apply place value understanding with fractions, and sequence fractions.
These three "hands on" activities help build true number sense with fractions. Each activity can be done whole class or in small groups. Each also has a follow up independent practice activity that can be used as homework, review, or even as a “quick quiz” to check understanding. They are designed to be low ink for easy copying!
These 3 activities are geared toward teaching and/or reviewing fraction concepts that reinforce the following:
--Fractions are numbers that let us see “wholes” and “parts”
--We can put fractions in order, just like whole numbers.
--We can estimate with fractions to decide whether they are close to another “benchmark number” such as ½.
--We can use symbols like <, >, and = with fractions.
--We can list fractions that go between two other numbers or fractions.
(NOTE: This product is also a part of my place value bundle!
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