# Fraction Frenzy - Michigan State University Created for 4th-6th grade StAIR project by: Dana Collett CEP 811 Welcome! I have you are ready to learn. Supplies Paper and pencil At the end there are extra resources, please take the time to look at them. For this powerpoint, use the space bar at each slide until you see and then use the arrows at the bottom on the page.

Introduction Objectives and

Standards Understand the concept of a fraction and the vocabulary Generate equivalent fractions Convert improper fractions into mixed numbers Add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators Compare fractions using <, >, and =

Table of Contents Understanding this PowerPoint What are fractions Vocabulary Equivalent Fractions Compare Fractions Improper fractions and Mixed Numbers Add and Subtract Fractions How to navigate....

A fraction is a number that names part of a whole. A fraction MUST be broken into EQUAL pieces Can you think of things in our everyday life that contain fractions? Check out this Scholastic tutorial on fractions:

Scholastic Fraction s Studyjams Want to do more? Click on the link below to take you to another game. http://www.vectork ids.com/vkfractions .htm Show Me Fractions can look like this:

OR this: True or False: Both of these pictures show ? TRUE Visualize Create and Visualiz e your own fraction s FALS

E You Did it! Way to go! In both pictures, the bar is divided into 4 equal parts and three parts are shaded. Even though they are not the same three parts, both still represent . Try Again Hint: Think about what the numerator and denominator are telling you. 2nd Hint: means there are 3

shaded parts out of 4 equal parts Vocabulary Fraction Equal parts of a whole Fractions that name the same amount Numerator The number ABOVE

the fraction line that tells how many parts of the whole are being considered Denominator The number BELOW the fraction line that tells how many EQUAL parts are in the whole Equivalent fraction Improper fraction When the numerator is greater than the denominator (e.g. 11/6)

Mixed number A whole number and a fraction (e.g. 2 or 3) Lets Review..... Fill in the blank using the vocabulary words in the word bank below. (Write your answers on your paper) Equivalent Fractions

Numerator Denominator Improper Fraction Fraction Mixed Number 12/3 is an example of an ____________________. In the number 3 is the ___________________. and 4/8 are ___________________. is a _____________. It

means that there are 5 equal pieces in the whole and 4 are being considered. A ______________ is a whole number and a fraction, like 2 The _______ ______ tells you how many equal parts are in the whole. Lets Review (Answers) 12/3 is an example of an improper fraction.

In the number 3 is the numerator. and 4/8 are equivalent fractions. is a fraction. It means that there are 5 equal pieces in the whole and 4 are being considered. A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction, like 2 The denominator tells you how many equal parts are in the whole. Equivalent Fractions Equivalent fractions are fractions that name the same amount. Take a

look at the picture. 1/2 = 2/4 1/2 = 3/6 5/10=4/8 Notice that all the fraction bars line up and they are all equivalent. Equivalent Fraction Review http://www.abcya.co m/fraction_tiles.htm Which fraction is

equivalent to ? Use the website above to create equivalent fractions. Still want more? Go the PBS website and match equivalent fractions. 1/3 http://pbskids.org/cyb erchase/games/equiva lentfractions/index.ht ml

3/6 5/6 8/12 Oh no What went wrong? Go back a couple slides and look at the pictures that shows equivalent fractions for . Still Need Help? Take a look at this: http://www.abcya.com/fraction_tile s.htm

YES!!! 1/2 is EQUIVALENT to 3/6 Compare Fractions Click on this tutori al to learn about how to compare fractions. When you are finished, continue on, to the interactive practic e

and even use the fraction bars to help you! Lets Try Again Grab some fraction bars if you are having difficulty! Hit the Previous page button to go back to the slide.

Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers Review Mixed Numbers 2 or 3 are both examples of mixed numbers. You can turn a mixed number into a fraction by multiplying and adding. Mixed Number into Fraction Multiply the whole

number and the denominator. Then, add the numerator. The denominator STAYS the same! Go to the next slide to check it out. Improper Fractions Are top heavy The numerator is greater than the denominator. Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers Look at the fraction

as a division sign. In the example, you would do 7 divided by 5. The quotient is the whole number, the remainder is the numerator and the denominator stays the SAME. Mixed Numbers to Improper fractions http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/01fractions/fractions-07-improper-03.htm Try Some~ Turn these improper fractions into mixed numbers 1) 11/3 2) 5/6

Turn these mixed numbers into improper fractions 3) 2 Dont hit this until you have 4) 1 FINISHED all the problems Try Some Answers Turn these improper fractions into mixed numbers 1) 11/3 11 3 = 3 r2 3 2/3 2) 5/6 56= 1r1 1 Turn these mixed numbers into improper fractions 3) 2 2 x3 +1 = 7/3 4) 1 1x8 +5 = 13/8

Add and Subtract Fractions with Like Denominators When adding or subtracting fractions with LIKE denominators, you add the numerators ONLY and keep the denominator the same. 3 1 = 31 = 2 4

4 4 4 Think about It On your sheet of paper, write the answers to the following questions. Make sure to write in complete sentences. Name 3 things that require the use of fractions? You are baking a cake, it calls for cup of sugar. You do not have a cup, how are you going to measure out the correct amount of sugar? How are fractions related to measurement? Write 2 things you learned and 2 things

you still need to work on. Storybird Take a look at how digital storytelling can teach you about fractions You Use Fractions Everyday Adventures in Understanding Fractions How Peter Learned Fractions Fraction Online Games Heres a challenge- this site wants you to make in 13 different ways! 13 ways

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Visual Fractions Resources Take a look at the various resources below. Click on a few to enhance your understanding. Pizza in terms of Fractions! http://www.aaamath.com/fra.html http://www.ixl.com/? gclid=CPnv37_MtqgCFRIq7Aodxi9jEw