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Making and Using Fraction Strips

This webpage contains a 6-minute video that shows Cara Crist working with her third grade class to create fraction strips (wholes, halves, fourths, and eighths). The students use these fraction strips to play a game of "Cover Up" where they must cover the one whole using the other fraction pieces. Crist discusses how this can be extended to "Uncover" and "Trade Up" versions of the game. This webpage also contains a PDF link that details how to play "Cover Up" and "Uncover".
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Contributed by: Elementary Mathematics Specialists & Teacher Leaders Project - Publisher, Doing What Works - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4
Resource TypeActivity, Game, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorElementary Mathematics Specialists & Teacher Leaders Project - Publisher, Doing What Works - Publisher
    • Publication Date2011-01
    • RightsCopyright (c) Elementary Mathematics Specialists & Teacher Leaders (ems&tl) Project 2009-2013
      http://www.mathspecialists.org/project.html
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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