In previous lessons, students learned how to represent fractions with area diagrams, fraction strips, and number lines. In this lesson, students revisit each of these representations in an estimation context. Students have an opportunity to think about how to partition each representation to decide what fraction is shown (MP7). Additionally, if time allows and it seems of benefit to student understanding, there is an option after each activity to find the exact value of the fraction in the task statement.
If students need additional support with the concepts in this lesson, refer back to Unit 5, Section A in the curriculum materials.
- Estimate fractions represented in diagrams and on number lines.
- Let’s explore estimations with fractions.
|Activity 1||15 min|
|Activity 2||10 min|
|Activity 3||10 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|