Math Empowers 4
Middletown Township Public Schools
FOURTH GRADE - 2nd QUARTER 2016-2017
Fraction Equivalence and Ordering
Standard: 4.NF.A - Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
Don’t forget that a Fraction Tower Classroom Basics Kit is useful to demonstrate equivalency and ordering of fractions! They are a great hands-on tool for teachers and for students.
Here are some great games to play…
¨ Equivalent Fractions – Illuminations game to create equivalent fractions by dividing and shading squares or circles, and match each fraction to its location on the number line.
¨ Dirt Bike Game: Comparing Fractions - A multi player tug of war game for comparing fractions.
¨ Comparing Fractions – Click on the symbol to compare fractions.
¨ Fraction Splat – Click on the target fractions.
Add and Subtract Fractions
Standard: 4.NF.B - Build fractions from unit fractions.
When adding and subtracting fractions, students should understand that a fraction (with a numerator greater than 1) is made up of unit fractions, e.g. 3/7 = 1/7 + 1/7 + 1/7. Remember to show that addition and subtraction of fractions is joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.
Here are some great games to play ...
¨ FractONE – A game where students click on sums of one.
¨ Fraction Game – An Illuminations activity where students work with relationships among fractions and ways of combining fractions on a number line.
Ideal Math Lesson vs. Workshop Model
- Engage/Explore where the teacher guides the students through a discovery of the lesson,
- Explain/Elaborate where students complete their formative assessment,
- Differentiation based on the assessment, which can consist of centers or stations, and
- Evaluate where the lesson is summed up and reflected upon.
The Workshop Model, as used in Reading and Writing, differs from this model. For more about the comparison between the two different models, please click here.