A teacher-facilitated activity relating to understanding the meaning and why of “common” denominators and changing fractions into the common denominator.
Students use concrete and pictorial models to find common denominators and change fractions into a common denominator. This allows them to be able to rely on understanding the meaning of equivalent fractions in changing a fraction’s denominator rather than relying on processes that can easily become confused.
8 problems including models
Use during guided maths, as a teacher-facilitated activity with the whole class, during tutoring or intervention, with small groups or in centres.
This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, an example with questioning, an answer key, and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.
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