Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Benchmark Fractions and more - Section 3: Fractions greater than 1


As we were working with mixed numbers and improper fractions, I posed this question to the students

2 1/2 = 5/2  how can we prove this is true?  I was expecting the students to show me on the number line.  I was hoping for them to figure out the the algorithm for converting mixed numbers in to improper fractions. 

Making connections to mixed numbers

  Student Led Inquiry: A great connection
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Benchmark Fractions and more

Unit 4: Number Sense
Lesson 10 of 26

Objective: SWBAT use benchmark fractions to compare and order fractions.

Big Idea: When students understand how to use their benchmark fractions they can work more fluently to compute, compare, and order them.

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