The cards in this resource provide opportunities for third, fourth, and fifth grade students to reason about fractions, a critical part in supporting deeper understanding of fraction concepts.
This resource includes 50 cards with circle fraction models as well as standard fraction notation.
Students should use their knowledge about benchmark numbers 0, ½, and 1 as well as fourths to locate fractions on a number line. Students should also use their understanding of numerators and denominators to determine the size of fractions.
Use these cards in math meetings to hold a quick discussion of the location of the fraction on the provided number line, make predictions about the sum to addition of fractions, and compare the size of the fraction models and sums to benchmark fractions on each number line.
These cards also provide a great opportunity to discuss misconceptions about fractions. Display a card and give an incorrect response. Students use their understanding of fraction estimation and reasoning to explain why the answer is incorrect.
The cards support many of the fraction Common core State Standards in Grades 3, 4 and 5.