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Comparing Fractions with Manipulatives and Math Talk

In  Part 1 of How to Compare Fractions, I explained how I used fraction strips to have students explore fraction sizes.  Comparing fractions and their sizes visually helped my students establish a benchmark fraction of…

Simple Ways to Compare Fractions with Manipulatives

Before I started teaching my third graders to compare fractions, I wanted to assess what they already knew about fractions.   True story.   I asked my students to write in their journal and complete this sentence:…

How I Taught Equivalent Fractions

I previously blogged about how I taught my third graders to compare fractions using bar models, number lines and fractions strips.  But what about equivalent fractions?  I used the same bar models, number lines and…

Wednesday Window Into My Class: Comparing Fractions

Let’s face it, fractions are hard.  And it is very hard for 8 year olds to conceptually see fraction sizes to compare them.  So what’s a teacher to do?  Bring out the manipulatives! I am…

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