Reflection: Checks for Understanding Number Lines and Equivalent Fractions - Section 1: Opener


Sometimes when we check for understanding, we do not always like the results we get.  In the opener as I questioned the students about equivalent fractions, the responses were limited.  When I asked, "What can you tell me about equivalent fractions?" the students did not respond the way that I thought they would respond.   I have found from past experiences, when students are quiet, they probably do not understand the skill.  

Because of this, I realize that it is very important to give students multiple opportunities to master a skill.  Because of Common Core, I have examined my way of teaching and thinking, and aligned it with what will help create students who can use multiple strategies and tools to solve a problem.

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  Checks for Understanding: Student Responses
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Number Lines and Equivalent Fractions

Unit 1: Fractions
Lesson 3 of 22

Objective: SWBAT find equivalent fractions using a number line.

Big Idea: Equivalent fractions are fractions that are equal. A number line can be used to identify equivalent fractions.

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