This is the ultimate benchmark fraction bundle! I have combined three of my benchmark fraction products for a discounted price! All three of these together make a VERY powerful impact on your students in teaching this concept. You will get two benchmark fraction PowerPoint presentations and a task card / scoot activity.
The first lesson is an Introduction to Benchmark Fractions:
This is a PowerPoint presentation that introduces students to benchmark fractions. Using real world examples, it has children visualizing what benchmark fractions look like and has them compare their mental images to an actual picture. Then it compares the sizes of the benchmark fractions and orders them from least to greatest. During this part of the PowerPoint I have students work in small cooperative groups to order the benchmark fractions, then we check their work with the PowerPoint. Finally it demonstrates where the benchmark fractions fall on a number line. This first lesson has been rated by many other teachers as a 4 star lesson!
The second PowerPoint lesson takes the idea further by having students observe pictures of everyday items and assign benchmark fractions that are appropriate. This would be a great lesson to follow the introduction with a dry erase board for each student to predict the correct answer.
The third lesson is a task card scoot. This benchmark fractions task card set is great for giving your students plenty of practice identifying benchmark fractions in everyday life. There are 28 task cards and two different options for an answer sheet. I have also included an answer key.
By the time your kiddos are done with these lessons, they will have a solid understanding of using benchmark fractions!