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Print out (ideally onto card) the two pages of fraction dominoes below and cut them into individual cards. Note you will find another set of fraction dominoes here that are slightly easier.
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The Fractions Activity above is aligned (or partially aligned) with standard 4NF01 from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics (see the truncated extract below) as are the resources listed below.
Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n x a)/(n x b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
- Equivalent Fraction Cards #1 (matching equivalent fractions. e.g. 4/10 = 2/5)
- Comparing Fractions (2 of 4) – using common denominators
- Equivalent Fractions (1 of 3) e.g. 1/3 = 3/9
- Equivalent Fractions (2 of 3) e.g. 9/3 = 1/3
- Equivalent Fractions (3 of 3)
- Reducing Fractions – Simplest Form e.g. 6/12 = 1/2
- Comparing Fractions (1 of 4) – two fractions – includes with fraction bar
Similar to the above listing, the resources below are aligned to related standards in the Common Core For Mathematics that together support the following learning outcome:
Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering
- Comparing Fractions (From Example/Guidance)
- Comparing Fractions (3 of 4) – ordering sets of three and four fractions (From Worksheet)
- Fractions: Common Denominators (From Lesson)
- Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers (From Lesson)
- Simplifying Fractions (From Lesson)