I use this help students make sense of equivalent fractions and deepen …

I use this help students make sense of equivalent fractions and deepen their understanding. It gives students an opportunity to work with fractions that are equivlanet to 1/4, but also identify fractions that are not equivalent to 1/4. This activity will reinforce the concept that when making equivalent fractions the numerator and denominator need to be multiplied by the same number. It's like multiplying by a whole or one, that's why the fractions are equivalent.

Build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions …

Build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game or explore in the Fractions Lab. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!

Build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions …

Build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game or explore in the Fractions Lab. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!

This familiar game can be played by one or two players taking …

This familiar game can be played by one or two players taking turns. Players choose to match equivalent representations of numbers, shapes, fractions, or multiplication facts. The game can be played in clear pane mode, or for added challenge, with the windows closed.

In this lesson plan from NCTM Illuminations students learn to add fractions …

In this lesson plan from NCTM Illuminations students learn to add fractions with like and unlike denominators to make a sum of one. The lesson plan includes two games utilizing fraction cards (PDF) and a fraction bar chart (PDF), and an online game through Calculation Nation which is cataloged separately.

In this interactive activity a user identifies two pairs of equivalent fractions …

In this interactive activity a user identifies two pairs of equivalent fractions for a given random fraction or one of the player's own and the user creates their representations by dividing and shading either a square or circular region. The fractions are shown as locations on the number line and their equivalency is demonstrated when they are at the same point. The user has the ability to construct a table of equivalent fractions. Instructions and exploration questions are given.

This is a lesson plan with accompanying workshet. Lesson does give alternative …

This is a lesson plan with accompanying workshet. Lesson does give alternative formats for challenging students as well as scaffolding ideas for struggling students. Lesson is aligned with the standards.

Students will multiply and divide a recipe to feed groups of various …

Students will multiply and divide a recipe to feed groups of various sizes. Students will use unit rates or proportions and think critically about real world applications of a baking problem.

In this lesson plan students use fraction bars to explore and compare …

In this lesson plan students use fraction bars to explore and compare the sizes of fractions. The lesson includes an activity sheet, answer key, guiding questions and prompts, assessment options and extensions, and a link to Fraction Feud, an interactive game (cataloged separately and listed as a related resource).

This applet allows students to individually practice working with relationships among fractions …

This applet allows students to individually practice working with relationships among fractions and ways of combining fractions. It is an online, one person game, with immediate feedback on incorrect moves. All instructions for this fun visual game are included and illustrated.

Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game. Challenge …

Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fractions game. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars! The main topics of this interactive simulation include fractions, equivalent fractions, and mixed numbers.

Explore different representations for fractions. This applet allows students to create a …

Explore different representations for fractions. This applet allows students to create a fraction,then see it as a visual model, and as percent and decimal equivalents. They can choose the model to be a circle, a rectangle, or a set model. Intended for the young learner, this version restricts the numerator to values from 0 to 20, and the denominator to benchmark values of 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10 and 20.

This lesson fosters a student's conceptual fraction sense with proper fractions, improper …

This lesson fosters a student's conceptual fraction sense with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers by placing thirty fraction cards in order between given whole numbers on a number line clothesline. Users will visually identify that all proper fractions are grouped between zero and one, and that improper fractions or mixed numbers are all grouped above one. Users also play an estimation game with groups using the same principle. Instructional plan, questions for the students, assessment options, extensions, and teacher reflections are given.

Explore fractions while you help yourself to 1/3 of a chocolate cake …

Explore fractions while you help yourself to 1/3 of a chocolate cake and wash it down with 1/2 a glass of orange juice! Create your own fractions using fun interactive objects. Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in the fractions games. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!

Explore fractions while you help yourself to 1/3 of a chocolate cake …

Explore fractions while you help yourself to 1/3 of a chocolate cake and wash it down with 1/2 a glass of orange juice! Create your own fractions using fun interactive objects. Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in the fractions games. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!

In this five lesson unit with overview from Illuminations, student activities explore …

In this five lesson unit with overview from Illuminations, student activities explore relationships among fractions through work with the length model. Students construct fraction strips and use fraction bars throughout the unit to make sense of basic fraction concepts, to compare fractions and order fractions and to work with equivalency in fractions. Specific learning objectives, a material list, an instructional plan, questions for the students, assessment options, extensions, and teacher reflections are given for each lesson.

This unit from Illuminations consists of five lessons designed to help students …

This unit from Illuminations consists of five lessons designed to help students understand fractions when they are represented as a part of a region. Learners investigate relationships between parts and wholes, the relative value of the fraction based on the pattern block shape and equivalency while working with physical and/or virtual pattern blocks. Instructional plan, questions for the students, assessment options, extensions, and teacher reflections are given for each lesson.

The Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics …

The Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades. Learners stretch bands around pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more. This virtual version of the manipulative is an open-ended educational tool, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use iPod Touches, iPhones, or iPads.

In this lesson plan from Illuminations, students use relationship rods to explore …

In this lesson plan from Illuminations, students use relationship rods to explore fraction relationships. Relationship rods range in length from one to ten centimeters, and each rod is a different color. An activity sheet with solutions, questions for students, assessment options, and suggested extension activities are included. The lesson plan is part of a five lesson plan unit, Fun with Fractions, which is cataloged separately.

In this series of three hands-on activities, students develop an understanding of …

In this series of three hands-on activities, students develop an understanding of the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents based upon models of hundredths. Each activity requires students to display their one hundred pieces of candy in a different way: linear model, grid model (rectangular area), and region model (circle graph/pie chart). This lesson includes student worksheets, assessment questions, extension suggestions, and a link to a circle graph tool.

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