Fractions can be challenging when taught in an abstract way. That’s why this unit invites learners to engage with fractions and mixed numbers in very visual and concrete ways using number lines, tape diagrams and area models. Students will learn different strategies to practice identifying and generating equivalent fractions.
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Fraction word problems take center stage in this cheery fifth-grade math game! In Jumpy: Word Problems With Adding and Subtracting Fractions, players will gain practice setting up word problems and adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators, both essential math skills for fifth-grade learners!
Gem mining is a game that teaches converting improper to proper fractions. Students are tasked with helping Birdee uncover the gems in the mine by tapping on the rocks to match the mixed number shown. Students will practice the following fractions: halves, thirds, quarters, fifths, sixths, and eighths. Learning mixed numbers and improper fractions is a key math skill typically covered in the fifth grade.