Fractions
Explore resources designed to improve fractions instruction in elementary and middle school.
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To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade.
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Focus on Fraction Operations
Fractions > Fractions Operations > See How It Works
This PowerPoint covers the content of a staff development session for math coaches and teachers about how to teach fraction operations. Multiply or Divide? shows a portion of the workshop in which...
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Multiply or Divide Problems
Fractions > Fractions Operations > See How It Works
Participants in the Multiply or Divide? staff development session on fraction operations worked with this problem set to strengthen their understanding of fraction multiplication and division...
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Ratio Problems
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > See How It Works
Participants in the Understanding Ratios development session worked with this set of problems to strengthen their conceptual understandings. See Focus on Ratios for additional background. Related...
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Focus on Ratios
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > See How It Works
This PowerPoint outlines the content of a development session for math coaches and teachers on teaching ratios, rates, and proportions. Understanding Ratios shows a portion of the workshop in which...
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Build a Cafe: PowerPoint and Report
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > See How It Works
As seen in Cross-Multiply? Not So Fast, this PowerPoint presents a series of real-world problems that students need to solve using their knowledge of ratios. Related Media and...
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Build-Up Strategies Worksheet
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > See How It Works
This worksheet provides practice problems that encourage students to use build-up strategies when working on ratio problems as shown in Cross-Multiply? Not So Fast. Related Media and...
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Ratio: Warm Up Activity
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > See How It Works
Students use counters or blocks to work out their responses to three problems and then represent their answers as shown in Cross-Multiply? Not So Fast. Related Media and Files: Cross-Multiply?...
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Fractions With Cuisinaire Rods
Fractions > Fractions Concepts > See How It Works
Students use the worksheet to record their explorations of equivalent fractions using Cuisenaire Rods. Their work is shown in Representations of Part-Whole Relationships. Related Media and...
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Sharing Cookies Worksheet
Fractions > Fractions Concepts > See How It Works
As seen in Equal Sharing in Grade 1, a teacher uses the progressively more difficult sharing challenges on this worksheet to differentiate instruction. Related Files: Equal Sharing in Grade 1...
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Same Parts, Different Whole: Lesson Plan and Worksheet
Fractions > Fractions Concepts > See How It Works
A fourth-grade teacherâ€™s lesson on finding fractional parts of rectangular arrays and a group of objects requires students to compare the same fractional parts of different-size wholes. Related...
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Learning Together About Teaching Rations and Proportional Reasoning
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > Overview & Tools
This workshop allows math coaches to provide teachers with information on instructional strategies related to ratios, rates, and proportions. Related Media and Files: Focus on Ratios (Sample...
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Analyzing Student Work: Ratios
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > Overview & Tools
Math coaches can use this analysis tool to help teachers review student work with ratios and determine what concepts and procedures students have grasped and where they may be struggling. Related...
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