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Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
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Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
In this lesson, students will explore fractions with the same denominators and work as mathematicians to figure out patterns. Your students will gain a lot of practice in comparing fractions!
3rd grade
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Strategies for Comparing Fractions
Strategies for Comparing Fractions
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Strategies for Comparing Fractions
Help your students see the variety of strategies they can use to compare fractions! Students will compare their strategies with that of their classmates. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Fraction Wars.
4th grade
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Comparing Cake Slices
Comparing Cake Slices
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Comparing Cake Slices
Sweet fractions! Teach your students to compare fractions with this sweet lesson using slices of cake.
3rd grade
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Using Tape Models to Compare Like Fractions
Using Tape Models to Compare Like Fractions
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Using Tape Models to Compare Like Fractions
Teach your students to compare fractions using symbols ( >, < = ) in three easy steps. Using this lesson plan, your class will compare like fractions using tape diagrams.
3rd grade
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Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
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Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
Help your students visually represent equivalent fractions! Use this lesson on its own or or as support to the Show Me Equivalent Fractions! lesson.
5th grade
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Comparing Tape Diagrams
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Compare two different ways to use tape diagrams! This lesson discusses fractions and multiplication within tape diagrams. Use this lesson as support for the lesson Illustrating Fractions and Whole Number Products with Tape Models.
5th grade
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Fun-tastic Fractions!
Fun-tastic Fractions!
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Fun-tastic Fractions!
Yummy fractions! This lesson will introduce fractions to your students and help them identify and make fractions of their own.
1st grade
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Equivalent Fractions Match
Equivalent Fractions Match
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Equivalent Fractions Match
Begin with the basics when teaching about equivalent fractions. This lesson utilizes visual models with written fractions to support your students as they match equivalent fractions.
3rd grade
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Comparing Whales
Comparing Whales
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Comparing Whales
Help your kindergarten students learn about comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts in this fun under-the-sea-themed lesson plan.
Kindergarten
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Fraction Wars
Fraction Wars
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Fraction Wars
Help kids master fractions with the fun, fast-paced, math comparison game Fraction Wars. After a review, students are split into pairs to practice quickly comparing fractions with different numerators and denominators.
4th grade
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Evaluating Equivalent Fractions
Evaluating Equivalent Fractions
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Evaluating Equivalent Fractions
Students will practice coming up with equivalent fractions in a fast paced challenge! This is an introductory lesson to equivalent fractions.
4th grade
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Fractions and Word Problems
Fractions and Word Problems
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Fractions and Word Problems
Fractions are in everyday life! This lesson reviews how to solve word problems involving fractions using tape diagrams. The problems include addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions.
5th grade
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Visually Multiplying Fractions
Visually Multiplying Fractions
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Visually Multiplying Fractions
Help students color-code their way to multiplying fractions! Students will learn how to multiply fractions using area models. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Area Models and Multiplying Fractions.
5th grade
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Cooking School Fractions
Cooking School Fractions
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Cooking School Fractions
Make equivalent fractions matter in the real world with this hands-on math lesson! Students use measuring cups and spoons to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
4th grade
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Comparing Decimals: Decimal War!
Comparing Decimals: Decimal War!
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Comparing Decimals: Decimal War!
Get your students excited and test their knowledge of comparing decimals with this fun decimal "war" game!
5th grade
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Comparing Fractions: Tell Them How You Know!
Comparing Fractions: Tell Them How You Know!
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Comparing Fractions: Tell Them How You Know!
Using this interactive lesson plan, your students will learn to read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths with a partner.
5th grade
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Comparing Tall and Short
Comparing Tall and Short
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Comparing Tall and Short
From skyscrapers to ants, comparing sizes with your class can be endlessly fun! This lesson will help your students compare short and tall sizes.
Preschool
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Fractions of a Whole
Fractions of a Whole
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Fractions of a Whole
Ready, set, fractions! In this hands-on lesson, your students will familiarize themselves with common fractions using concrete materials to practice splitting items into halves, thirds, and quarters.
1st grade
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Cookie Fractions Fun!
Cookie Fractions Fun!
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Cookie Fractions Fun!
This tasty lesson will teach second graders about fractions using cookies.
2nd grade
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Explaining Equivalent Fractions
Explaining Equivalent Fractions
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Explaining Equivalent Fractions
In order to build a strong foundation with fractions, students should be able to explain the concept and their thinking. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!*
3rd grade
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Comparing Numbers: Marshmallow Math
Comparing Numbers: Marshmallow Math
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Comparing Numbers: Marshmallow Math
Comparing numbers is sweet with this yummy lesson. Students use cereal as a hands on manipulative to compare numbers 0–10. A sweet treat remains for a job well done!
Kindergarten
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Fractions and Dollars
Fractions and Dollars
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Fractions and Dollars
Tie into what they already know! Use money to teach fractions in this engaging lesson.
3rd grade
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What Are Equivalent Fractions?
What Are Equivalent Fractions?
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What Are Equivalent Fractions?
Get your students to think deeply about fractions as they discuss which pictures show equivalence. Use this as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the *Equivalent Fractions: Are They Equal?* lesson.
3rd grade
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Converting Fractions to Decimals
Converting Fractions to Decimals
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Converting Fractions to Decimals
Encourage students to explain the relationship between decimals and fractions to help them with future computations. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Area with Decimals and Fractions.
5th grade
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Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!
Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!
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Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!
Fractions can be tricky, but looking at them visually can help your students understand them. This lesson will help students with equivalent fractions, number lines, and making real world connections.
3rd grade
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