We’ve made it! We’re at the last post in the 4 part fraction comparison series. If you haven’t read parts 1, 2, and 3, go back and begin there. Up until this point we have focused on teaching fraction comparisons by allowing students to have experiences that would promote understanding of fractions and fractional parts.
begin to ask questions that promote abstract thinking. I suggested that as you go through the Epic story problem that you chart what happens to the candy bar as more friends show up. Looking at that chart, it would be very logical to ask students