This Mathematics unit covers a range of concepts relating to fractions.
It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.
The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.
An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.
Common Core State Standards alignment
Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b....
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram....
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size....
Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions ref...
Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole....
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