A Grid-Based Fraction Project

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Students split up a grid into seven unequal pieces and express their sizes using fractions.


  1. Students will pick a theme for their land and then divide it into seven differently-sized pieces.
  2. They find the fraction that represents each piece's size and then simply all of the fractions.
  3. They try to create two equal halves (or as close as they can get).
  4. Finally, they order their pieces from largest to smallest and explain why those pieces would be those sizes. Then, if you'd like, they can build the actual land!


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Related CCSS Math Standards

Grade 5