“Divided by”For example, means 2 divided by 3, or2 wholes split into 3 equal parts • What does the fraction bar mean?
Divide the numerator by the denominator • How do we convert a fraction to decimal form?
The whole number part (2) is not going to change, so just turn the fraction into a decimal. • What isin decimal form?
Collaborative Station • Students will work with their elbow partners unless there needs to be a group of 3. • Each partner will have a sheet of paper with different fractions. • Each round, the partners convert their own fraction into decimal form. Once they are both done, they will compare the decimals to see which is greater.
Collaborative Station Example: • For round 1, Partner A has the fraction Partner B has the fraction • Partner A does the work and finds that = 0.5Partner B does the work and finds that = 0.4 • On their work papers, both partners write down: = 0.5 > 0.4 =
Independent Station • Each problem will ask you to compare a fraction and a decimal. • Convert the fraction to decimal form, then use the correct symbol (>, <, or =) • On your work paper, show the work for how you converted the fraction