Rational Number Project: Initial Fraction Ideas

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Deepen the fractional number sense of young learners with this introductory activity on equivalent fractions. After completing a short warm-up activity, children go on to work in pairs using fraction circles to complete a table of equivalent fractions before ending the activity with a fun Fraction Fill game.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Play the Fraction Fill game in partners or groups of three, allowing children to collaborate and strategize using their knowledge of equivalent fractions
  • Allow students to use the completed equivalent fractions table as a reference following lessons on fractions
  • If the technology is available, allow children to use the online manipulatives when filling in their equivalent fractions table
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson calls for sets of fraction circles for both the teacher and students, if these are unavailable create sets out of card stock using the included templates
  • All supporting materials are included with the lesson
  • Lesson includes a clear set of procedures, complete with notes and special considerations
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