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What Doesn’t Belong? Fraction Models – Teacher Guided Activity

• Updated:  11 Apr 2023

Strengthen student understanding of different fraction models with this teacher-led activity.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Year:  3

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teaching resource

What Doesn’t Belong? Fraction Models – Teacher Guided Activity

• Updated:  11 Apr 2023

Strengthen student understanding of different fraction models with this teacher-led activity.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Year:  3

Strengthen student understanding of different fraction models with this teacher-led activity.

Recognise Fraction Models

Have your students been working on representing fractions with fraction circles, bar models and number lines? There are so many different ways to represent fractions, it is important that students have ample practise with different visual representations. Teach Starter has created a fun teacher-led activity that will help your students make connections between different models for the same fraction.

To complete this activity, the teacher selects 4 cards to lay down in front of students, making sure 3 of them all represent the same fraction. Students then decide which fraction card doesn’t belong. Teachers can use the sample combination chart to help them decide which cards to lay down.

Through this activity, students will practice recognizing different fraction models for the same value.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Only place three cards (eliminate the number line cards) on the table and decide which one doesn’t belong.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Have students create their own fraction models and come up with sample problems. After deciding which fraction doesn’t belong, have students compare the two fractions.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.

This resource was created by Brittany Kellogg, a Teach Starter Collaborator.