Taking the paper out of math

Preview:

This task allows students to see how fractions and decimals can both be represented using similar visuals.

Grade:

Grade 4

Task Type:

Connecting Representations

Source:

Big Idea:

Grade 4: Fractions and decimals are types of numbers that can represent quantities.

Content:

Fractions and decimals are numbers that represent an amount or quantity.
Fractions and decimals can represent parts of a region, set, or linear model.
Fractional parts and decimals are equal shares or equal-sized portions of a whole or unit.
understanding the relationship between fractions and decimals
Place value: 1000s, 100s, 10s, and 1s
understanding the relationship between digit places and their value, to 10 000

Curricular Competency:

Reasoning and analyzing: Develop mental math strategies and abilities to make sense of quantities

Understanding and solving: Develop, demonstrate, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving

Understanding and solving: Visualize to explore mathematical concepts

Understanding and solving: Develop and use multiple strategies to engage in problem solving

Communicating and representing: Communicate mathematical thinking in many ways

Communicating and representing: Use mathematical vocabulary and language to contribute to mathematical discussions

Communicating and representing: Explain and justify mathematical ideas and decisions

Communicating and representing: Represent mathematical ideas in concrete, pictorial, and symbolic forms

Connecting and reflecting: Reflect on mathematical thinking

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