A teacher-facilitated activity focused on using equivalent fractions to find common denominators.
Students use concrete and pictorial models to decompose improper fractions and mixed numbers. This allows them to be able to rely on understanding the meaning of fractions for conversions rather than relying on processes that can easily become confused.
8 problems including models
Use during guided math, as a teacher-facilitated activity with the whole class, during tutoring or intervention, with small groups, or in centers.
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.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to ...
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5...
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