Reflection: Student Ownership Comparing Unit Fractions - Section 3: Group Project


I want each student to experience and contribute to this task, and have a clear responsibility for the success of the group. Because this is a group project, it may be necessary to assign specific roles and responsibilities to students to ensure all students participate in the project.

Some students may be challenged by the experience of folding, and can find success in drawing in the lines and taking over the responsibility of labeling the fractions. So you may want to evaluate this possibility in advance, and create roles. This task can also be completed individually.  

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Comparing Unit Fractions

Unit 4: Fractions
Lesson 10 of 18

Objective: SWBAT compare unit fractions using the same size piece of paper.

Big Idea: This activity helps students to conceptualize the difference between fractions as they fold the same size piece of paper to create different fractional units.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, concept development, Critical Area
  40 minutes
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