Fraction Artist 2 (Area Models of Fractions)

Extend understanding of fractions by making modern paintings in the style of Piet Mondrian. Create and analyze paintings with different-sized sections. Compare the sizes of unit fractions. Find creative ways to color one-half of a painting. This can be a nice introduction to adding fractions with unlike denominators.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand that a fraction represents a relationship between a part and the whole.
  • 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.
VOCABULARY:
  • denominator, fraction, numerator

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