Education Technology

Fraction Decimal Challenge

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students explore the meaning and purpose of equivalent fractions. They also practice writing fractions that meet a given criteria.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates
  • Select appropriate methods and tools for computing with fractions and decimals from among mental computation, estimation, calculators or computers, and paper and pencil, depending on the situation, and apply the selected methods
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary