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Summer SAVY Session 4, Day 3, Fractions at Work

Posted by on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 in blog, SAVY.

Day 3:  Today, we focused on developing a variety of strategies for comparing and ordering fractions. Students compared and ordered sets of fractions applying to their new strategies, as well as changing mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa. Our daily activity was to leap our frogs down their path and mark the fractions of their jumps.

Our book characters, Tori and Jordan, continue to explore the family’s attic and find surprise candy bags with fractions representing how much candy is inside. Students had to choose which candy bag they would choose based on the amount of candy decided by ordering fractions. 

We applied learning of our new mathematical vocabulary: Benchmark, Common denominators, Common factors, Denominator, Divisor, Equivalent fractions, Greatest common factor (divisor), Least common denominator, least common multiple, like fractions, mixed numbers, proper and improper fractions, relatively prime numbers, Simplest form, and numerator. 

Some dinner table questions: 

  • What is a common denominator for two fractions? 
  • What is a benchmark? 
  • How do you compare fractions? 
  • What was your best strategy to use when ordering fractions? 
  • Find three different fractions between ¼ and ⅔. 
  • What is the greatest common factor of 48 and 64? 


Ms. Marshall and Mr. Yewei