## Fun with Fractions

In this unit, students explore relationships among fractions through work with the length model. This early work with fraction relationships helps students make sense of basic fraction concepts and facilitates work with comparing and ordering fractions and working with equivalency.

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Students will:

- Demonstrate understanding that a fraction can be represented as part of a linear region.
- Describe part of a linear region using fractions.
- Demonstrate understanding of fraction relationships by representing fractions in a variety of ways.
- Compare fractions to determine if one fraction is greater than, less than, or equal to another fraction.
- Order fractions from least to greatest or greatest to least.
- Identify fraction relationships using different "wholes" as a reference.
- Identify equivalent fractions.
- Identify the fraction in lowest terms.
- Measure fractional lengths using a standard (inch) ruler.

### Making and Investigating Fraction Strips

### More Fun with Fraction Strips

### Investigating Fraction Relationships with Relationship Rods

Students use relationship rods to explore fraction relationships. This work with relationships lays the foundation for work with more challenging fraction concepts.

Relationship rods are wooden or plastic rods in ten different colors. They range in length from one to ten centimeters. Each length is a different color.