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Comparing Fractions Bundle with Game

4th Grade • Lesson Plan Bundle

Lesson Plan Description

This bundle of lesson plans is broken down into 2 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Numbers in Operations-Fractions: comparing fractions (4.NF.A.2). These lessons include: key fraction vocabulary, helpful student notes for reference, guided and independent practice of concepts, and a game to reinforce the concept of comparing fractions with unlike denominators.

  • Segment 1: collaborate with peers to practice the “language” of fractions, attend to precision identify that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole, compare two fractions by creating common numerators or common denominators, generate equivalent fractions with a common denominator or numerator using multiplication, record fraction comparisons using <, >, or =, and illustrate and justify fraction comparisons using visual models.
  • Segment 2: demonstrate their understanding of this skill by compare two fractions with different numerators and/or different denominators while playing the game “Compare the Pair” and complete an exit slip to help you determine next instructional steps

These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.