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.
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.
Make decimal comparisons! Your students will focus on comparing decimals and using necessary language to say their comparisons. Use this lesson by itself or use it as support for the Decimals, Decimals, Decimals lesson.
Refresh students on the relationship between decimals and fractions when they multiply to find the area! They will find the area of a location in a picture by converting mixed numbers to a decimals and then using the area equation.
Our activities and worksheets will have your students converting from decimals to fractions and vice versa with ease. Visuals help children understand the relationship between decimals and fractions, as well as recognize common fractions as decimals. Real life scenarios make teaching decimals and fractions fun. If students are having trouble, you may want to review the basics of .
If upper-elementary students need help understanding the relationship between decimals and fractions, start here. From worksheets to help children master converting from fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions to entire workbooks for exploring parts of wholes, you will find a wide variety of resources for teaching decimals and fractions to kids. They’ll quickly learn that .75 is three fourths, .50 is one half, and .25 is one fourth. Students also learn how to think about money math in terms of decimals and fractions. Dollars and cents always make things more interesting. There are several visual exercises that will help students understand how decimals relate to fractions. An interactive lesson plan even has students learning more about decimals and fractions by analyzing their class and creating fractions and decimals.