Modeled Fractions

Fractions of a group

Fractions on a number line

Comparing Fractions

Equal Fractions

100

Draw the unit fraction 1/5

Any shape, number line, or group showing one fifth

100

What is 1/2 of 20?

10

100

Identify 2/6 on a number line

100

Draw two identical rectangles. Shade 1/3 and 1/4. Which takes up the most space?

1/3

100

Find two equal fractions to 1/2

200

Partition a number line into four equal parts

200

What is 1/3 of 15?

5

200

Identify 4/7 on a number line

200

Draw two identical circles. Shade in 3/4 and 2/3. Which takes up the most space?

3/4

200

1/3=

300

Partition a shape into 8 equal parts and label the unit fraction

300

How many pieces of pizza would you have if you took 1/4 of a pizza with 12 slices?

3

300

On one number line, identify 1/3 and 3/4

300

On a number line, identify 1/5 and 1/6. Which fraction is larger?

1/5

300

2/3=

400

Partition a number line into 7 equal parts and identify the unit fraction

400

How many M&Ms did you eat if you ate 2/3 of the bag that had 33 M&Ms altogether?

22

400

On one number line, identify 1/4 and 1/5

400

Mrs. Johanboeke bought a $100 TV and used a coupon for 1/4 off. Mrs. Aines bought the same $100 TV and used a 1/3 off coupon. Who saved the most money?

Mrs. Aines saved 1/3 which is larger!

400

2/5=

500

There are 16 skittles to share among your friends. You want to divide your 16 skittles between four friends. Create a model to show your thinking.

500

Mrs. Shelman ordered a extra large pizza with 16 slices. Mrs. Shelman ate 4 slices and Ms. Gerst ate 2 slices. What fraction did Mrs. Shelman eat? What fraction did Ms. Gerst eat?

Mrs. Shelman ate 4/16 or 1/4

Ms. Gerst ate 2/16 or 1/8

500

Mrs. Johanboeke traveled 2/4 of a mile. Mrs. Aines traveled 4/8 of a mile. Mrs. Cameron traveled 2/3 of a mile. Mrs. Gerst traveled 4/6 of a mile. Mrs. Shelman traveled a 1 1/4. Who traveled the furthest distance?

Prove your thinking on a number line.

Mrs. Shelman! She traveled over a mile!

500

Four laps around a track equals one mile.

Ms. Gerst ran 12 laps around the track. Mrs Shelman ran 2 and a half miles.

Who ran the furthest distance?

Ms. Gerst ran 12 laps which equals 3 miles.

Mrs. Shelman ran 10 laps which equals 2 and 1/2 miles.

500

How would you explain how to find an equal fraction to a second grader?

You must use a model and words!

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