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Graphic Organizer/Worksheet

Description:

Students compare the relative size for fractions by approximating their size, not by changing the fractions to the same denominator.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Algebra
  • Mathematics > Arithmetic
  • Mathematics > Equations
  • Mathematics > Estimation
  • Mathematics > Geometry
  • Mathematics > Graphing
  • Mathematics > Measurement
  • Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving

Education Levels:

  • Professional Education & Development
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

fractions

Language:

English

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Bohdan Rhodehamel
October 21, 2011
Like Terrie's Fraction Approximation ten minute activity, this activity also lends itself well to thinking in terms of benchmarks. How far, or how much less, is each fraction from 1?…
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Terrie Teegarden
October 21, 2011
When I use this activity I have not talked about using common denominators. I have them use a one unit length and divide it into the appropriate number pieces to…
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Theresa Gallo
When I first read this activity, I thought it would be nicely integrated before the introduction of common denominators. It turns out this was the author's (Terrie Teegarden) intention. This…
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Kath Belden
My favorite part of this activity is the mixture of greater than and less than symbols. I find some of my students don't pay enough attention to the notation and…

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