Fraction Man: Great Activity for Looking at Equivalence

Posted on January 12, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Math Centers | Tags: , , , , , , , |


Here are a few pictures of “Fraction Man.”  As students build him and then use him to talk about equivalence,  they develop a better understanding of this big idea. I would do this as a center activity and then have students bring their “Fraction Men” to guided math groups to talk about them.  I would ask them to tell me stories of equivalence using their fraction man as a visual scaffold.

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Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Fraction Man reminds me a little bit of Gallon Man. I’ll bet they’re cousins… I’ll also bet it would be interesting for the kids to compare the fractions and the gallons to see how similar they really are.


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