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Listing Fractions in Increasing Size

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Increase the depth of your class's fractional number sense with this number-ordering activity. Given four fractions, each with different numerators and denominators, young learners are asked to place them in order from smallest to...
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Comparing Fractions 2

For Students 6th - 7th
Sal compares two fractions containing uncommon denominators. He analyzes both fractions using prime factorization. Note: This video could be confusing for struggling learners or those new to the concept. It would be best used for...
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Comparing Fractions

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
In this video, Sal determines if 30/45 and 54/81 are equivalent fractions. He explains that he looks at each numerator and denominator as 2 numbers multiplied together. Then he simplifies both fractions to arrive at the conclusion; that...
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Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 22: Overview

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Have young mathematicians subtracting fractions in no time with this manipulative-based math lesson. Using their sets of fraction circles, students explore a number of word problems involving the subtraction of fractions before working...
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Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 18: Overview

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Develop young mathematicians' ability to compare fractions with investigation into the number 1/2. After brainstorming a list of fractions equivalent to 1/2, children identify a pattern in the numerators and denominators that allows them...
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Use Fraction Strips to Generate Equivalent Fractions

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Fraction strips are great visual models that support young mathematicians with learning to compare fractions. The fourth video in this series clearly models how this tool is used with numerous examples of equivalent fractions. Extend the...
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Mathmateer

For Students K - 6th Standards
Three, two, one...liftoff! Elevate math skills to new heights while having a blast. A great resource that combines entertainment and education for children of all ages.
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Explaining Fraction Equivalence with Picture

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Visual models are a great tool for demonstrating the concept of equivalent fractions. Given two pictures, young mathematicians first identify each fraction and then write an explanation for why they are equivalent. Use as a guided...
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Money in the Piggy Bank

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
It's time to crack open that piggy bank and see what's inside. First, count up the pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, identifying what fraction of them are dimes. Then calculate the total value of the coins, writing another fraction...
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Using Benchmarks to Compare Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Introduce a new strategy for comparing fractions by analyzing Melissa's use of benchmarks. Walk the class through her process, calling on students to explain their understanding of each step she took. Then practice this method on two...
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What are Equivalent Ratios?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Work through a word problem with the help of a video tutor. You'll learn how equivalent ratios are just like equivalent fractions. Write a ratio as a fraction, reduce each ratio, then determine if they are the same. It's as simple as that!
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Comparing Two Different Pizzas

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What better way to learn about fractions than with a couple pizzas? Help Jessica figure out how much of the pizza she has eaten, while teaching your class that fractions refer to a specific whole amount. This problem will be challenging...
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Which is Closer to 1?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A seemingly simple question that reveals a lot about a student's understanding of fractions. In finding an answer, learners compare fractions with different denominators that are both greater and less than one. No number line is...
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Jon and Charlie's Run

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Let's use math to solve an argument. Jon and Charlie are debating about who can run farther, but who is right? That's what your class will figure out as they apply their understanding of fractions to this real-life situation. A simple,...
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Running Laps

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
If you run more laps, did you run further? Well, it depends. If the laps are different lengths, you need to do some math to answer that question. The goal of this task to is compare two fractions. Young learners represent the real-world...
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Ordering Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Here is a comparing and ordering fractions learning activity that extends young mathematicians understanding of fractions with like and non-like denominators. By representing and explaining each fraction in a picture or diagram, students...
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Comparing Fractions

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Master fractions and mixed numbers. Third graders study pairs of fractions and mixed numbers, then circle the largest of the two. In the second section, fractions are represented by shaded shapes. Excellent for assisting learners who...
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Rounding Mixed Numbers

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Is your class having trouble with mixed numbers and rounding to the nearest whole number? Use this instructional activity in your fractions unit to help struggling math students with this tricky skill. An example demonstrates how to...
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Fractions 2

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
A well-composed and professional resource can be a wonderful way to add importance to a topic. This presentation is very well done and acts as an assignment which can be completed individually or during whole-class instruction. Learners...
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Comparing and Ordering Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Practice, practice, practice! Use this resource to help kids practice ordering and comparing fractions. There are six problems where they compare two fractions, two where they order fractions smallest to largest, and one where they fill...
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Comparing Fractions

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Perfect for use at a math center or independent work station, this game has learners flip cards to compare fractions. They click on a card, reset the deck, click again, then determine which is bigger. This can be done as a class, used as...
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Fraction Fun

For Students 3rd - 4th
Learners solve 22 problems in which simple fractions with like denominators are added, subtracted and compared. Good practice for your third and fourth graders!
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Equivalent Fractions: Equal, Largest, or Smallest

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Elementary mathematicians begin by reading a one-page text that explains how to compare fractions. They solve two problems in which they must circle equal fractions in a set. They then solve four problems where a set of five fractions is...
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The Fraction Kit (2, 4, 8)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Construct a fraction kit with your elementary classes. Each learner will get various strips of colored paper. As a class, they fold the different colors into different sizes to recognize that each represents a different fraction. When...