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- 4.NF.A.1Explain 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 recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
- 4.NF.A.2Compare 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 refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

4.NF.A.1

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 recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

Many Names for Fractions

6th Grade Math

» Unit:

Fraction Operations

Big Idea:What does it mean for two fractions to be called equivalent? Students develop strategies for generating equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions.

Looking for Patterns + Show What You Know

6th Grade Math

» Unit:

Fraction Operations

Big Idea:How would you solve 3 ¼ - 1 5/6? What do students understand? What gaps do they have in their understanding? Students continue looking for patterns when they are adding and subtracting fractions and then they take a quiz.

Rolling with Fractions

7th Grade Math

» Unit:

Operations with Rational Numbers

Big Idea:Students use dice to create their own fraction conversion problems.

Number Lines and Equivalent Fractions

4th Grade Math

» Unit:

Fractions

Big Idea:Equivalent fractions are fractions that are equal. A number line can be used to identify equivalent fractions.

Fraction Jeopardy

4th Grade Math

» Unit:

Operations with Fractions

Big Idea:In this lesson, students play a jeopardy game using a smart board, to review important fraction concepts. Students will complete a fraction assessment in the near future, so this is an important lesson for me to gauge students' abilities and skills.

Name that Fraction

4th Grade Math

» Unit:

Fractions

Big Idea:Fractions are part of a whole, and they can be represented in regions and sets.

Equivalent Fractions

4th Grade Math

» Unit:

Fractions

Big Idea:Equivalent fractions are fractions that represent the same amount. They can be created by multiplying or dividing, as well as represented with models.

Is it 1 or more than 1? (Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers)

4th Grade Math

» Unit:

Fractions

Big Idea:Fractions with numerators equal to or larger than the denominator can be written as a whole or mixed number. Models can be used to show improper fractions or mixed numbers.

Pattern Blocks to Investigate Fractions

4th Grade Math

» Unit:

Fraction Equivalents and Ordering Fractions

Big Idea:In this hands on lesson, students explore fractional relationships using pattern blocks in order to build conceptual understanding of numerator and denominator.

Explain Your Answer (Fractions)

4th Grade Math

» Unit:

Fractions

Big Idea:When students write to explain, it gives a clear picture of their understanding. Visual models can assist the students in solving the problems.

Investigating Fractions with Smarties

4th Grade Math

» Unit:

Fractions

Big Idea:Students will find equivalent fractions using Smarties candy rolls.

Real Life Measurement

5th Grade Math

» Unit:

Measurement

Big Idea:Recording and analyzing plant growth over time is a natural and real world connection to representing and interpreting data.

Exploring Equivalent Fractions

4th Grade Math

» Unit:

Fractions

Big Idea:Students will investigate the meaning of equivalent fractions using models.

Rocking Operations with Fractions - Assessment

4th Grade Math

» Unit:

Operations with Fractions

Big Idea:In this lesson students spend the hour taking a written summative assessment of fraction concepts.

Fractions Review

4th Grade Math

» Unit:

Fractions

Big Idea:To review skills learned about fractions, students can solve problems and play games.

4.NF.A.1

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 recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

4.NF.A.2

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 refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.