### Fraction Garden (Comparing Fractions)

Plant flowers in two gardens to help develop fraction sense. The two gardens act as number lines, from 0 to 1. Use the flowers in the gardens to compare fractions and to explore equivalent fractions. Chalk marks can be drawn to divide the garden into equal sections.

#### LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

• Understand that the denominator of a fraction represents the number of equal parts the whole has been divided into.
• Understand that the numerator of a fraction is the number of parts being referred to.
• Compare the sizes of different fractions.
• Develop an understanding of equivalent fractions.
• Estimate the locations of fractions on a number line.

#### VOCABULARY:

• denominator, equivalent, fraction, greater than, less than, numerator

### Critical Acclaim

• ##### Winner: Distinguished Achievement Award

2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2005 AEP

2010 AEP

• ##### Winner: Best Science Instruction Solution

2010, 2007, 2006 SIIA CODiE Awards

• ##### Winner: Best K-12 Instructional Solution

2009 SIIA CODiE Awards

• ##### Winner: Award of Excellence

2009, 2008 Tech and Learning Magazine

• ##### Finalist: Best Math Instructional Solution

2012, 2009, 2008, 2006 SIIA CODiE Awards

• ##### Finalist: Distinguished Achievement Award

2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006 AEP

• ##### Finalist: Best K-12 Instructional Solution

2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

• ##### Finalist: Golden Lamp Award

2009, 2008, 2006 AEP