4th Grade Fractions: Equivalence & Comparison – CCSS

Students model, draw, explain, solve, justify, and journal to understand equivalent fractions and compare fractions.


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  • Represent & generate equivalent fractions
  • Use multiple strategies to compare fractions

Available in English and Spanish


Fractions – traditionally hard to teach and harder to learn – but not with TeachTransform’s 4th Grade Fractions: Equivalence & Comparison. In whole group and small group instruction as well as centers, students model and draw fractions and mixed numbers, then explain to understand them. They model equivalence and generate equivalent fractions. They use multiple methods to compare fractions. They connect composing and decomposing to addition and subtraction. They journal to justify their thinking. 

Lots of centers and silly contexts keep students interested and develop a deep understanding of the size of fractions

This book includes activities for the whole class, small groups, centers, intervention, and guided math that build the academic language of fractions.

Each activity includes:

  • CCSS
  • Setting Up for Instruction
  • How-To Guide with full teacher directions including questions
  • Thought Extender Questions to help students get ‘unstuck’ and focus on the math concepts
  • Answer Key
  • Content explanations to deepen teacher understanding of fraction concepts
  • Instruction extras to support implementation of instructional strategies

Tutoring & Intervention

4th Grade Fractions: Equivalence & Comparison activities can be used for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instruction in 4th grade. The activities can also be used to catch 5th graders up and fill in gaps without loss of rigor or time. For 5th graders to find equivalent fractions, put Memory Match or Creation Station in a center or play Equivalent Fractions Bingo with the whole class.

Instructional Alignment from Grades 2–5

Not only is the content aligned among the grades, but the instructional strategies are too. For students who are “growing up” with TeachTransform’s instructional materials, you can expect them, with a little prompting, to give an answer that includes a why, to use sentences to explain their thinking, to question each other in small groups. This lightens the instructional and cognitive load in each grade and leads to mastery.

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