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Our math focus right now is fractions. Students will review the uses of fractions andfraction notation and develop a solid understanding of equivalent fractions, or fractionsthat have the same value. Student will have opportunities to compare fractions and,later, calculate with fractions.Throughout this unit, children will make up and solve number stories involving fractionsin everyday contexts. They will solve number stories about collections of real-worldobjects such as crayons, books, and cookies. Topic Learning Objectives Fractions Compare and order fractions. Convert mixed numbers and fractions. Identify fractions on a number line. Find equivalent fractions. Solve fraction number stories. Identify fractional parts.
Do-Anytime ActivitiesTo work with your child on the concepts taught in this unit and in previous units, try theseactivities:1. Help your child find fractions in the everyday world—in advertisements, on measuring tools, in recipes, and so on.2. Identify different ways to show 1/4,1/3, ½3. Practice division with multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000. For example: How much is1/10 of 300? 1/100 of 5,000?
Websites• Comparing Fractions(scroll down for activity):http://www.aaamath.com/fra43b-comparefractud.htmlhttp://www.aaamath.com/fra43a-comparefract.html• Pizza Shop and Ice-cream shop (showing fractions)http://www.mrnussbaum.com/tonyfraction.htmhttp://www.mrnussbaum.com/clarafraction.htm• Visual additionhttp://www.visualfractions.com/CookiesF.html• Identifying Equal Partshttp://www.visualfractions.com/FindGrampy/findgrampy.html