fractions, decimals, and percentages. Students need to understand that fractions, decimals, and percentages are equivalent ways of writing the same quantity. Students need good examples of these concepts in various practical contexts so they can make the connections between these areas.
Write the fractions illustrated below in order from least to
greatest. Then, explain:
1. why the fraction with the greater
denominator is less, when the
numerators are the same
2. why the fraction with the greater
numerator is greater, when the
denominators are the same
Fraction from least to greatest: 1/5,2/5,2/3
Fractions that has a bigger denominator with the same numerator is less because the pieces (numerator)that are divided are larger.
Fractions that has a greater numerator and the same denominator is greater because if the denominators of two fractions are the same, the fraction with the largest numerator is the larger fraction
How can manipulatives be used to find a common denominator for fractions with unlike denominators?
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1/12 1/12 1/12 1/12 1/12 1/12 1/12 1/12 1/12 1/12 1/12 1/12
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