Toy Factory (Set Models of Fractions)

Create a set of stuffed animals: monkeys, giraffes, and rabbits. Toys can be painted red, green, or blue. Describe the makeup of the set (animals or colors) with fractions. Arrange the toys into groups to simplify the fractions.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand that a fraction shows the relationship between a part and a whole.
    • See that the denominator represents the total number of equal parts in a whole.
    • See that the numerator represents the number of parts being referred to.
  • Use visual models to connect what fractions mean with how fractions "look."
  • Learn that a fractional part of a group can be represented by two (or more) equivalent fractions.
VOCABULARY:
  • denominator, equivalent, fraction, numerator, simplify

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