Lesson Plan

Fraction Alive

Compare Fractions
Carlene H.
Special education instructor
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math

Students will be able to compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, using the symbols <, >, = and technology to demonstrate solutions

Grades 4
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1 Have you ever compared the shape or size of something you get with someone else's?

Teacher will model two small pizza pies of the same size. One will be cut into 8  equal slices and the other into 4 equal slices. The pizza pie that is cut into 8 slices, 2 slices will be removed and the other with 4 slices, 1 slice will be removed.

Teacher will write 2/8 is (<, >, = ) 1/4

Teacher will lead students into guided practice of comparing fractions using a large size pizza pie cut into 10 equal slices and a small pie cut into 6 equal slices. Five slices of the large pie will be removed and 3 slices of small pie will be removed.

Write 5/10 (>, <, =) 3/6

Students and teacher will discuss which symbol would make the statement true based on the picture model and the reasons for the result



Student Instructions

Students will create their own problems of comparing two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, using models and number expression as they work independently or in groups. Then they will take questions and comments from their peers in the classroom and with other students on the grade using a tech program.