Students will have a basic understanding of fractions coming into 4th grade. In this unit students will get to explore new ways of representing fractions, including in a set of data, on number lines and using area models. Students will use their knowledge of fractions to compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.
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In this galactic space fractions game, students compare like denominators to help Floyd get to planet Zorb. Students are asked to fill enough fuel cells to match the numbers represented in the fraction. Then they compare the fractions to determine which one is bigger or smaller. Comparing fractions is a key element of the math curriculum in fourth grade, in particular.
In this game, students will practice converting fractions with gems. First, they must help Birdee uncover the correct fraction of each gem to match the mixed number shown. Then, students are asked to write the mixed number as an improper fraction, further deepening their comprehension of parts of a whole. Mastering mixed numbers and improper fractions is especially important in the fourth grade.
Instead of swinging from the monkey bars, kids can swing through the jungle in this playful game that teaches adding fractions with like denominators. Correctly adding fractions will move Roly from vine to vine until he reaches the end. With funny sounds and engaging animations, this game makes a big fourth grade subject a little more interesting.
Superhero Floyd needs to get to the next building to save the day! Help him get where he needs to go by subtracting fractions on a number line. Kids will become familiar with number lines and see how numbers line up next to each other. Floyd will save the day with some quick jumping and subtraction!