Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Comparing Fractions Same Numerator or Same Denominator - Section 3: Concept Development


This was  fun lesson that went by really fast.  Students are getting much better about talking through the meanings of numerator and denominator.  It's fun to watch them light up when they are correct.  In their minds, and in mine too I suppose, fractions are a big deal. My students really feel like "big kids" when they start getting fractions.  This lesson helped me identify which students are still struggling with the meaning of numerator and denominator so I will make sure to touch base with those students for reteaching opportunities. 

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  Problem-based Approaches: Fractions Making More Sense
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Comparing Fractions Same Numerator or Same Denominator

Unit 6: Fraction Equivalents and Ordering Fractions
Lesson 5 of 14

Objective: SWBAT understand that the size of the denominator tells the number of equal parts in one whole. SWBAT compare unit and non-unit fractions.

Big Idea: Students will use greater than and less than symbols to compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, comparing fractions, modeling mathematics, dice game, magic trick, unit fractions, numerator, denominator
  50 minutes
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