      Module 5
Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Overview

Throughout this module students will:
• explore fraction equivalence
• understand mixed numbers
• decompose fractions and create tape diagrams to represent them
• use multiplication to create an equivalent fraction comprised of smaller units
• use division to create an equivalent fraction comprised of larger units
• use the opposite operation to test for and/or verify equivalence of fractions
• compare fractions with like denominators
• compare fractions with unlike denominators
• use addition and multiplication to build fractions greater than 1 and represent them on a number line

Vocabulary

 Terminology Definition Illustration Benchmark Standard or reference point by which something is measured Common Denominator When two or more fractions have the same denominator Denominator Bottom number in a fraction that tells how many equal parts are in the whole Line Plot Display of data on a number line, using an X or another mark to show frequency Mixed Number Number made up of a whole number and a fraction Numerator Top number in a fraction that tells how many equal parts are described in the fraction   Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent P.O. Box 606 DeWitt, NY 13214 Phone: (315) 445-8300 www.jamesvilledewitt.org