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.
Representing data on graphs makes math visual and involves some creativity and design. Plotting data using fractional units takes their learning one step further. Also in this unit, students learn to measure using both traditional units (like inches, feet and yards) and metric units, and how to convert measurements within each system. The concept of measurement gets two dimensional when students explore measuring and working with angles.
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.
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.
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.