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Title What is a Fraction?
Description In this activity, students explore the meaning of numerator and denominator. Then, they learn about comparing fractions with similar numerators or denominators. Finally, they create their own rule for determining equivalency. This lesson is designed to take place over several days (4 days or longer), and with lots of discussion with peers and teachers.
Subject Mathematics
Level K-5
Type Guided Activity
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords comparison, denominator, equivalence, fraction, numerator
Simulation(s) Fractions: Intro (HTML5), Fractions Intro

Author(s) Anonymous
School / Organization Fourth Grade Teacher
Date submitted 6/10/14
Date updated 9/15/21