Grade 4 - Fractions

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UPDATED! - Webinar on Fractions! - A MUST See!

This webinar includes lots of hands-on modeling of how to allow students to develop conceptual understandings of fractions. We also focus on TKES standards 3, 4, 5, and 6. And of course, the SMPs are essential in every math PL.

Common Core Math Standards in This Unit

4NF Understand decimal notation for fractions and compare decimal fractions.

MCC4.NF.5 Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two factions with respective denominators 10 and 100. For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.

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MCC4.NF.6 Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. Fox example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.

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MCC4.NF.7 Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of the comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g. by using a visual model.

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Resources for Student Digital Learning


For each lesson title, go to, enter the code below in any search field, and allow students to learn independently, or with guided practice.

  • 4.NF.5 Generate equivalent fractions using a grid model - enter the code LZ2970
  • 4.NF.5 Add fractions with denominators 10 and 100 - enter the code LZ2975
  • 4.NF.5 Use a grid model to show how fractions with denominators 10 and 100 are equivalent - enter code LZ2749
  • 4.NF.5 Use a number line to show how fractions with denominators 10 and 10 are equivalent - enter code LZ2841
  • 4.NF.5 Add tenths and hundredths by creating equivalent fractions - enter code LZ1428
  • 4.NF.5 Add fractions with tenths and hundredths denominators - enter code LZ351
  • 4.NF.6 Convert fractions to decimals to the hundredths place using division - enter code LZ1427
  • 4.NF.6 Convert decimals to fractions to the tenths place using number lines - enter code LZ1424
  • 4.NF.6 Convert decimals to fractions to the hundredths place using visual aids - enter code LZ1425
  • 4.NF.6 Convert fractions into decimals to the hundredths place - enter code LZ335
  • 4NF.6 Convert fractions into decimals to the tenths place - enter code LZ336
  • 4.NF.7 Compare two decimals to the hundredths place using a number line - enter code LZ3354
  • 4.NF.7 Compare two decimal lengths using a ruler - enter code LZ3385
  • 4.NF.7 Compare two decimal dollar amounts using coin values - enter code LZ3158
  • 4.NF.7 Compare two decimals to the hundredths place using fraction models - enter code LZ3217

Make sure to scroll down each LearnZillion page to also access the accompanying flipchart, coach's commentary, lesson script, guided practice, lesson slides, parent letter, discussion protocol, and/or notes template.

Promethean Planet This introductory lesson leads students through an introductory decimal lesson, and can be used with an ActivSlate or Smartboard.

IXL This game involving putting two digit decimals in order can be used for independent practice.

Game - Flower Power This game involving ordering fractions can be used for independent practice.

Teacher Support via Webinars

Need further support for this, or any other math unit? Please view the appropriate webinar here - compliments of Georgia Department of Education.

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