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Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models
Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models
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Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models
Teach your students to use tape diagrams to solve equations involving whole numbers and fractions.
4th grade
Math
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Equivalent Fractions: Are They Equal?
Equivalent Fractions: Are They Equal?
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Equivalent Fractions: Are They Equal?
If you can see it, you can achieve it! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use visuals to determine if two fractions are equivalent.
3rd grade
Math
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Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
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Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Getting ready to subtract fractions? This lesson reviews how to subtract like denominators and teaches students how to subtract unlike denominators. The focus is on understanding the process and reasoning behind each step.
5th grade
Math
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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
Math
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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
Math
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Equal Shares
Equal Shares
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Equal Shares
Provide students with an opportunity to identify the wholes that are correctly divided into halves, thirds, and fourths (equal shares). Use this activity alone as a support lesson or alongside Cookie Fractions Fun.
2nd grade
Math
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Linking Line Plots and Fractions
Linking Line Plots and Fractions
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Linking Line Plots and Fractions
Can your students link line plots with fractions? In this interactive, hands-on math lesson, students will learn how to use a line plot to add fractions and solve corresponding word problems.
5th grade
Math
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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
Math
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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
Math
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Fraction of a Whole
Fraction of a Whole
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Fraction of a Whole
Teach your students to use bar models and multiplication to find a fraction of a whole number.
4th grade
Math
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Fractions in Action
Fractions in Action
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Fractions in Action
Have your "whole" group get a "piece" of fun in this sweet and tasty math game!
3rd grade
Math
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Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy
Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy
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Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy
This end-of-the-school-year lesson will get the students focused on all the things they learned in math class! It reviews different skills with fractions and decimals in word problems using the "Read, Draw, and Write" strategy.
5th grade
Math
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Multiplication as Scaling
Multiplication as Scaling
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Multiplication as Scaling
Teach your students to interpret multiplication as scaling. In this lesson, students will learn to predict the size of a product, using one factor as scale.
5th grade
Math
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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
Math
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Language About Line Plots
Language About Line Plots
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Language About Line Plots
Encourage your students to describe line plots and the data they represent using peer supports. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson or as support to the lesson Linking Line Plots and Fractions.
5th grade
Math
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Adding Fractions on Number Lines
Adding Fractions on Number Lines
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Adding Fractions on Number Lines
Getting ready to add fractions? This lesson reviews how to add fractions with unlike denominators using number lines. Students will focus on understanding the process and reasoning behind each step.
5th grade
Math
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Teach your students to add and subtract fractions with like denominators using a strategy that works for both operations: converting mixed numbers into improper fractions and back again!
4th grade
Math
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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
Math
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Fractional Tape Diagram Descriptions
Fractional Tape Diagram Descriptions
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Fractional Tape Diagram Descriptions
Target math academic language in this multidisciplinary lesson! Write descriptive sentences about tape diagrams that show fractional parts. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Fractions and Word Problems.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Equivalent Fractions Using Area Models
Equivalent Fractions Using Area Models
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Equivalent Fractions Using Area Models
Teach your students to create equivalent fractions by multiplying by different fraction forms of 1 whole like 2/2 or 4/4. This lesson also includes drafts of area models.
4th grade
Math
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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
Math
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Halves as Fair Shares
Halves as Fair Shares
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Halves as Fair Shares
Who wouldn't want to split a birthday cake with their best friend? In this lesson, students will practice dividing circles and rectangles into halves as they develop an understanding of equal shares.
1st grade
Math
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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
Math
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The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
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The Missing Numerator in Equivalent Fractions
Are these fractions really equal? Use this lesson to introduce the concept of equivalent fractions with your students. Teach this on its own or use it as support for the lesson Equivalent Fractions Using Area Models.
4th grade
Math
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Making Measurements for Line Plots
Making Measurements for Line Plots
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Making Measurements for Line Plots
In this hands-on lesson, your students will get to sharpen their measuring skills as they measure lengths of items in your classroom to the nearest quarter inch. They'll get to then use their data to create line plots.
3rd grade
Math
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