Understand that a fraction is a quantity formed when a whole is partitioned into equal parts.
Compose a written fraction to describe a visual or a visual to describe a written fraction.
Identify the number of shaded or unshaded parts as the numerator of a fraction.
Understand that fractions can be represented on a number line.
Determine the placement of a fraction on a number line.
Fraction, Unshaded part, Numerator, Denominator, Number line, Equivalent
1. Students filled in fractions on a number line. After they filled out the number line with the fractions, students found equivalent fractions by using the number line.
2. Students labeld fractions on a number line. Then, they used a variety of colored pencils to plot where a variety of fractions are on the number line.
3. Students completed equivalent fractions using pictures and number lines.
4. Students rolled dice and had to create fractions based on the number they ruled. It was like a game of bingo. Whoever got 5 in a row won.
What measuring cup can I use to measure half a cup?
Techniques and Formulas
Measure area by counting full and half-unit squares.
Relate area to arithmetic operations (multiplication and addition).
Recognize area as a measurement of 2D shapes.
Estimate area of given figures and then measure to compare the estimation to the actual measurement.
Area, Length, Width, Measurement
1. Students played an area dice game. Each student took turns rolling two dice. They then had to solve what the area is based on the two numbers they rolled. After figuring out what their area is, they needed to create it on a grid. The game is over when there ae no spaces left.
Find the area of your bedroom? Kitchen? Living room?