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Introduction to Proper Fractions

In this lesson students learn the meaning of fractions as parts of a whole and parts of a set. They learn key vocabulary and how to compare and order fractions. The lesson links to an interactive game, Fraction Fun (catalogued separately), which gives practice in naming fractions, and to downloadable follow-up exercises (Word and pdf).
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Contributed by: Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, University of Waterloo, Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator, Learner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorCentre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, University of Waterloo, Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCopyright (c) Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, University of Waterloo
      http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
    • AccessFree access
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    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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