11032018, 02:56 PM


Can you gather the students in an open circle?
Place 0, 1/2, 1 (if you want to get tricky also place 2) written on index cards on the floor like a number line but with fractions leaving room for them to place other fractions in between.
Write benchmark fractions on other index cards like 1/4, 2/4, 2/4 etc. on other index card don’t start with too many even just the fraction 1/4 can lead to a 15 minute discussion.
Show 1/4 to the group. Ask them to give a thumbs up if they know where to place that card on the number line. Ask one of the students that thinks they know to place it down. Once they do, ask the group if they agree, disagree or if they are not sure of the answer by showing thumbs up, thumbs down, or thumbs sideways.
If there is disagreement, ask them why do they think the fraction 1/4 is larger than 1/2? Why?
Continue until all of the fractions you’d like to compare are placed on the line.
I have done this for years with my students and it is always eye opening the level of understanding.
Good luck on your interview.
