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.

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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

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