This activity adds fun and relevance to fractions. Students are given a bag of candies (skittles, m&ms or smarties work best) and have to use them to answer and solve a series of fraction questions. This activity is best done towards the end of the unit.
Big Ideas: Fractions and decimals are types of numbers that can represent quantities.
* Develop, demonstrate, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving
Content: ordering and comparing fractions
Big Idea: Numbers describe quantities that can be represented by equivalent fractions.
Develop, demonstrate, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving
Content: Two equivalent fractions are two ways to represent the same amount (having the same whole).
comparing and ordering of fractions and decimals
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