The purpose of this lesson is for students to compare two fractions with the same numerator.
In this lesson, students reason that fractions with the same numerator have the same number of parts, and that the denominator shows the size or length of those parts. Students recognize that as the denominator increases, each part gets smaller. It is important that students develop this understanding rather than learning a rule about comparing fractions with the same numerator.
- Compare two fractions with the same numerator by reasoning about their size.
- Let’s compare two fractions with the same numerator.
|Activity 1||20 min|
|Activity 2||15 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
As students worked in their small groups today, whose ideas were heard, valued, and accepted? How can you adjust the group structure tomorrow to ensure each student’s ideas are a part of the collective learning?
- Rolling for Fractions (3–5), Stage 1: Equivalent Fractions (Addressing)
- Number Line Scoot (2–3), Stage 3: Halves, Thirds, Fourths, Sixths and Eighths (Addressing)
- Five in a Row: Multiplication (3–5), Stage 2: Factors 1–9 (Supporting)
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