Module 5: Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, And Operations

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Grade 4

Module 5: Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, And Operations

Students explore fraction equivalence and mixed numbers.

41 Instructional Days (41 Hours)


In this 40-day module, students build on their Grade 3 work with unit fractions as they explore fraction equivalence and extend this understanding to mixed numbers.  This leads to the comparison of fractions and mixed numbers and the representation of both in a variety of models.  Benchmark fractions play an important part in students’ ability to generalize and reason about relative fraction and mixed number sizes.  Students then have the opportunity to apply what they know to be true for whole number operations to the new concepts of fraction and mixed number operations.

The Following Topics Are Included within this Module:

  • Topic A:  Decomposition And Fraction Equivalence
  • Topic B:  Fraction Equivalence Using Multiplication And Division
  • Topic C:  Fraction Comparison
  • Topic D:  Fraction Addition And Subtraction
  • Topic E:  Fractions Greater Than 1
  • Topic F:  Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions By Decomposition
  • Topic G:  Repeated Addition of Fractions As Multiplication
  • Topic H:  Explore a Fraction Pattern

Lessons are organized under each of the topic areas.

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