Exploring Fractions: Using Knowledge of 1/2 to find 1/6s

by Lisa Bush, Vice President of Professional Learning
February 05th, 2020

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When students have completed the fraction explorations, gather them together and revisit the number line. Ask students to tell you the names of some of the numbers between 0 and 1. As students provide fractions, carefully partition the number line and place the fractions in the appropriate place on the line, again reinforcing that the fractions they are naming are all numbers.

In this clip from Beyond Pizzas & Pies, students describe how they found the rods that are 1/6 of the unit interval.

What important fraction concept does Marcela’s reasoning support?


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