Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Number Line Fractions - Section 2: Active Engagement

When you prepare to teach this lesson, be armed with several questions for several different levels of students.  I found that many children could partition and label the lines easily, so I asked them to discuss patterns and equivalencies they could find.  Other students needed questions to prompt them to partition and use the number lines already solved as clues to the others (i.e. 1/3 helps with 1/6). Other teams needed to discuss the meaning of the denominators again and to move that understanding to intervals.

In order to allow the children diverse entry points, you, the guide, must have the right questions in your back pocket and a clear knowledge of what you are looking for in each lesson.  If you have that, their journey will be exciting and you will gain deep knowledge of their understandings.

Equivalent Fractions
Diverse Entry Points: Equivalent Fractions

Number Line Fractions

Unit 7: Fractions: More Than A Whole
Lesson 2 of 3

Big Idea: Students need to connect fractions to their world, and use them to help be more accurate in measurements. This lesson begins to make that connection.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Fractions, partition, unit fractions, intervals, end points, beginning point, open number line, equal lengths, Critical Area
40 minutes

Michelle Marcus

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