What high leverage strategies are best suited when teaching this concept?


These strategies have not yet been full developed:

Introducing Halves: This Google Slideshow explores cutting rectangles and circles into halves. Students can type into the google slideshow to share their thinking as long as you give them an editable copy. Prior to this, students should have opportunities to explore cutting paper in half in a variety of ways.

Comparing Like Denominators

Comparing Fractions

Equivalent Fractions

Mixed Fractions and Improper Fractions

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Multiplying Fractions

Dividing Fractions Pamela Harris’ Podcast with a problem string



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Formative Assessment

Representing Fractions – 4 questions. Students determine if the shaded part of the fraction is equal to the fraction given and provide an explanation. Student exemplars included. <Original Website>