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Inequality of Fractions

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Here is a fine activity on inequalities of fractions for your third graders. After a modeling session by the teacher, pupils are put into groups and are led through a discovery session using fraction bars and inequalities. The activity...
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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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Recognizing Equivalent Fractions #2

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Useful as a speed math test or a homework assignment, this resource on equivalent fractions is sure to challenge your young learners. Thirty pairs of fractions prompt pupils to fill in the missing numerators and denominators to make each...
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Recognizing Equivalent Fractions

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
If you're working on a fraction unit, this resource could be a great way to assess student learning or to extend your lesson on equivalent fractions. Once they have filled in the missing number in each pair of fractions, youngsters work...
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Fractions

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Represent fractions visually using shape models. Scholars color in two sets of shapes to represent specific fractions: 2/3 and 3/4. The shapes are segmented into equivalent fractions for most of these, so scholars need to understand this...
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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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Equivalent Fraction Paper Strips

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Young learners compare the relative values of fractions by making physical representations. They fold and label strips of paper that are equal in length to represent "one whole" and the equal parts that fractions represent. Also, they...
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Add and Subtract Three Mixed Numbers: Walking to School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Mixed numbers are the focus of a five-question interactive. Scholars move fraction pieces into strips and equations to find solutions. Questions challenge participants with multiple-choice, a true or false, and one discussion.
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The Roll Out Fractions Game: Comparing Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Reinforce the concept of comparing fractions with a hands-on, two-player game that calls for a visual model, score board, and dice. Players roll dice to acquire their given fraction, create the fraction using fraction tiles, then compare...
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Locating and Ordering Equivalent Fractions on the Number Line

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Elementary schoolers work to develop a deeper understanding of fractions. They use a handout about various gold pieces and attempt to divide them evenly. Then they watch a video clip that watched the CyberSquad solve the gold puzzle....
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Introduction to Fractions

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
With this packet, kids are introduced to fractional concepts by completing 10 pages of exercises. They learn equal and unequal parts, shading fractions, looking at pictures to determine fractions, finding equivalent fractions and finding...
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Pizza for Everyone

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Pizza is the inspiration for the cross-curricular lesson detailed here. Start out with a poem about pizza and move into a discussion about balanced eating. To close the language arts portion of the lesson, ask your pupils to write...
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Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 4: Overview

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
First-time fraction fiends make paper-folding models for unit and non-unit fractions. They follow teacher-led directions to make models that show  2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12 equal parts. An array of fraction review worksheets are included to...
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Make Mine Turkey

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young scholars compare foods available for the Pilgrims' Thanksgiving with contemporary Thanksgiving foods. After reading information about the first Thanksgiving, pupils create a menu and compute the cost of a turkey dinner, using...
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Fraction and Decimal Equivalency

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Mathematicians make representations of fractional parts of a whole and learn that a decimal is another way to represent a fractional part. Understanding is extended by comparing and ordering fractions and decimals on a number line. This...
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Working Watermelon

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
You're going to wish you had a watermelon for this lesson! Class members read about watermelons and make a salad in class to sample. They also perform estimates, measurements and calculations on a watermelon. They predict what percentage...
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Little Red Hen

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Pupils listen to a teacher reading of The Little Red Hen, identify the story elements and sequence them. They talk about different jobs associated with providing food and act out a play based on the story. Be aware that although several...