Students will work in groups to create cards using templates. Each card will have a model of the fraction, mixed number, or improper fraction. After making the cards, students will answer questions during a whole-class discussion to compare fractions with different numerators and denominators using visual models or benchmarks.
This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
Students will work in groups to put fraction cards on a number line. They will need to use strategies based on fraction models and benchmarks to determine the proper placement. This can be done as a race between groups.
Students will use fraction cards to play a version of the card game “War.” They will compare fractions using models and benchmarks. The students will have to justify their answers in order to win the match.