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 divisi
Math center for fractions Equivalent Fraction Race: two students each roll a dice. Write two numbers as a proper fraction, then both students race to write all the equivalent fractions they can create for that fraction.
Love this concrete way to teach improper fractions and mixed numbers! This teacher used math manipulative to help the students use prior knowledge of the fraction blocks to help them when solving improper fractions.