By the end of this lesson, students will be able to understand and compare fractions by using their notation, visual representation, and properties.

Materials

Fraction strips or other materials for visually representing fractions (such as small blocks or Legos)

Whiteboard and markers

Warm-up

Review the concept of fractions and their notation (e.g. 1/4, 1/2, 3/4)

Ask students to give examples of fractions they have seen before, and write them on the board

Have students draw a visual representation of a fraction using fraction strips or other materials, and explain how the parts of the fraction represent a part of the whole

Direct Instruction

Introduce the concept of fractions as parts of a whole

Show students several different fractions, such as 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and have them identify which fraction is smaller and which is larger

Have students sort the fractions into two piles, one for smaller fractions and one for larger fractions

Explain that the smaller fraction represents a smaller part of the whole, and the larger fraction represents a larger part of the whole

Have students complete the activity sheet, identifying and coloring in smaller and larger fractions as instructed

Guided Practice

Have students work in pairs to complete the fraction comparison activity

Walk around the room and assist students as needed

Independent Practice

Have students use the blank cards to create their own fraction comparison cards

Encourage students to be creative and use their own ideas to come up with comparisons

Closure

Review the steps for comparing fractions and the terminology used to do so

Have students share any interesting or funny fraction comparisons they created

Assessment

Observe students during independent practice and provide feedback on their ability to correctly-identify and explain fraction comparisons.

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