Investigating fractions

Investigating fractions
Sean Carroll

Students investigate equivalent fraction concepts

Students are exploring the idea that understanding fraction equivalence can help us compare, order and calculate with fractions. 

In one activity this week, students were playing a game to help consolidate their understanding of fraction equivalence. In this game, students have to decorate a front and back door. The door has been divided into various sized pieces. Each student spins the spinner and is given a fractional portion to color. Students must explain to their partner how they know what to color.

To make the game more challenging, a second level was added. In this game, you must color the fractional part that has not been coloured yet. The '1" changes each round.

Here are some photos of the students playing.

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