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 Mme Escargot Joined: May 2010 Posts: 3,588 Senior Member
Mme Escargot

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08-10-2011, 03:15 PM
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Can anyone help me with the progression of what you teach for fractions, preferably by grade level, up through the end of 5th grade? I know the grade-level aspect may vary from state to state, but a rough estimate of what gets taught when, and in what order would be helpful.

Here's what I have come up with, in what seems to be a logical order, with a guess as to when it's introduced.

Introduction of concept of fractions -- 1st / 2nd
Fraction terminology - 1st /2nd
Comparing fractions ( greater than, less than, etc. ) -- 3rd
Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator -- 3rd /4th
Converting improper fractions into mixed numerals and vice versa - 3rd /4th
Reducing fractions -- 4th
Finding the LCD for two fractions - 4th
Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators - 4th /5th
Converting fractions into percents and vice versa - 5th / 6th
Multiplying and dividing fractions - 5th / 6th

Did I miss anything? ( Don't worry, BTW. I'm not an elementary teacher, and this is for my use with my own kids. )

Thanks so much for your help!

Last edited by Mme Escargot; 08-11-2011 at 05:31 AM.. Reason: Changed some things based on input.

 becky2624 Joined: Jul 2006 Posts: 268 Full Member
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08-10-2011, 04:57 PM
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That looks pretty good to me! I would start introducing vocabulary day one in first grade. They need to be familiar. I never call the numerator the "top number" etc. It looks like at my school we are about a year behind. We don't multiply and divide fractions in 5th.

 trishg1 Joined: May 2009 Posts: 10,427 Senior Member
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08-11-2011, 03:45 AM
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This looks good- Harcourt has kids converting fractions to mixed numbers and adding/subtracting with like denominator in 3rd. We don't convert fractions to percents until 5th-6th.

 Mme Escargot Joined: May 2010 Posts: 3,588 Senior Member
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08-11-2011, 05:25 AM
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Thanks for the input, trish and becky. As I said, I was just guesstimating when each concept is taught, so I doubt your school is behind, Becky. I may have just jumped the gun on that last one.

Would still appreciate input from anyone else who may have something to add or change.

 mathtch2 Joined: May 2008 Posts: 440 Full Member
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08-11-2011, 04:55 PM
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+/- with like denom 5th
With unlike 6th
* and divide 6th
Mixed and improper 4th with models 5th without
Simplifying 5th
Common denominator 4th/5th
Fractions to percents 6th

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