We have just finished up our fractions unit (based on the Common Core Standards) and I have lots to share with you.
Today I wanted to share how we kicked off our unit on fractions. We started with fractions on a number line (3rd grade standard: 3.NF.A.2). Although I teach 4th grade, last year students didn't receive much exposure with fractions on a number line so I definitely wanted to start with bridging this gab.
I passed out fraction cards to students and they created a human number line. We organized the cards from least to greatest and talked about which fractions were equivalent.
My students loved the fraction pictures on each card. It definitaly made the sorting process a lot easier and erased the common misconception that the larger the denominator the greater the fraction.
I made a little worksheet to go along with it for some independent practice. Then students used a cute little board game to review the concept during math centers.
You can download my Fractions on a Number Line Pack in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
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