Reflection: Relevance Comparing Fractions on a Numberline - Section 4: Wrap this up and assign homework already!


The quiz was not as successful as I had hoped. Part of me wonders if it is just that they needed more time and exposure to varied approaches to proving how to compare fractions and gaining the confidence needed to work through it? Their lack of understanding the concept of the same size whole surprised me because I thought they understood that from prior knowledge and talking about pizza fractions! They understand a whole through a pizza model! We established it well in the beginning of the unit. So, when I saw people not transferring it to a fractional bar model, it threw me. Now, after reteaching using these methods, I feel that their conceptual understanding and the connection to the idea is stronger.

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  Relevance: Using many approaches
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Comparing Fractions on a Numberline

Unit 6: Fractions 1: Understanding Equivalence in Fractions and Decimals
Lesson 7 of 12

Objective: SWBAT compare fractions using a numberline.

Big Idea: Students draw a number line and learn the meaning of comparing fractions by dividing equal parts and shading in the number of parts. Then they compare!

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Fractions, Number line model for fractions, comparing fractions
  45 minutes
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