Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins
Topic: Numbers and Operations - Fractions; Comparing Fractions
Grade Level: 4
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: In this lesson, students will work in pairs to explain how to create common denominators and compare fractions. Students will show the calculations used to create common denominators on a separate worksheet.
Know Before You Start: Students should know how to create common denominators. This lesson will focus more on comparing the fractions, once understanding of common denominators has been established.
Read the sample comic as a class without solving the problem.
Review the steps necessary to create common denominators.
Independently or in pairs, have students create common denominators to compare the fractions in the comic using >, <, or =.
Discuss their answers as a class.
Provide each student with a fraction.
In pairs, have students create fractions with common denominators on a given worksheet or paper.
Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a comic using the two fractions they and their partners were given.
The five-panel comic should include:
A real world fraction problem like the one in the sample comic.
What they multiplied by to get common denominators.
How they fractions compare to one another using <, >, =.
- Students will share their comic with another partner pair to determine whether they agree with their fraction comparison.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
- Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
Provide a visual representation of the steps necessary to create common denominators.
Display five-panel comic expectations.