Lesson Plan

Fraction Action: Rectangles

Let's divide! In this hands-on lesson, your students will get in on some fraction action when they pair up to create and compare fraction models with the same denominator.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to compare fractions with like denominators with a model to support their thinking.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Fraction Rectangles
  • Gather students together, and review key terms.
  • Remind the students that the numerator is the number on top in a fraction, and the denominator is on the bottom. Explain that greater than means bigger in value while less than means smaller in value.
  • Tell students that they will work on comparing fractions with like denominators.
  • Explain that s it is important to note whether the denominators are the same to compare the same whole.