Students will be creating fraction flags to model the same fraction in different ways. This will help students form a visual representation of how the same fraction can look different. This is a building block for adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators. Students must use a ruler to create equal parts on the fraction flags which works on measurement skills, division skills, and also fine motor skills. This activity is cross-curricular as it ties in language arts objectives as well.
- Students will be able to (SWBAT) find equivalent fractions and create a visual representation using models.
- SWBAT measure length using standard units.
- SWBAT create a fictional narrative writing piece about the flags and the “countries” represented.
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