Reflection: Standards Alignment Drawing Fraction Bars to Compare Fractions - Section 3: Partner Work


I feel it is important to focus on Mathematical Practices as well as the content standards for fractions.  In this lesson, I was able to provide my students with the opportunity to work on precision with a familiar content area. This precision is especially important for my students with fine motor challenges, and I partner these students with other students who have strong skills with precision. Later, when they will be taking standardized assessments, these students will have to work on their own without these types of supports.  Providing the students with the supports and assistance now will allow them to practice and develop a strategy for their own success.  These students in my class are challenged by the precision required here more than the content of comparing and ordering fractions.

  Math Practices
  Standards Alignment: Math Practices
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Drawing Fraction Bars to Compare Fractions

Unit 4: Fractions
Lesson 12 of 18

Objective: SWBAT to draw fraction models to compare fractions with different denominators.

Big Idea: Students need to be able to create their own models of fractions to support their reasoning as they compare fractions.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, ordering fractions, fraction model, Critical Area
  45 minutes
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