Looking for information about teaching fractions for deep understanding? Check out this post and many others on this blog to help you think about providing your students with many different meaningful math experiences. Grades 3-5
Math Coach's Corner: Developing Fraction Number Sense Through Part/Whole Thinking. Students need concrete and pictorial experiences with a sequence of foundational concepts to truly understand fractions.
Math Coachs Corner: Comparing Fractions. An important part of being a flexible mathematician is knowing that one size does not fit all. In other words, mathematicians use different strategies depending on the situation. A good example is comparing fractions.
One of the best ways to teach students about benchmarks with fractions is using a number line. Once students master the placements of these fractions, they can start working on adding fractions, subtracting and eventually can use multiplication and division with these. This hits areas with learners that are helpful.