Unit: Comparing and Ordering Fractions 
This unit builds on the introductory unit on fractions. In this unit students learn to compare and order fractions through equivalent fractions and through estimation. This can supplement or unit on fractions or provide a needed review for students that need it.Key topics include:
Grades: 45CCSS:The suggested timeframe for each lesson can be adapted to suit your needs. 
Days 12: Speaking MathIntroduction of key vocabulary around fractions. This is a gamified experience with word puzzles and other games. Introduce these terms and definitions
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Goal: A lowstress intro to fractions vocabulary relating to comparing fractions. These two days lay the groundwork of vocabulary and basic concepts. Students compare unit fractions as an introduction to comparing and ordering fractions. 

Days 34: Building BlocksA brief review of equivalent fractions as a means of comparing fractions. Students are also shown how to compare fractions indirectly by comparing them to benchmark fractions. Media4Math Resources:
Goal: To review equivalent fractions and develop a basic understanding of fraction comparisons. 


Days 56: Putting it TogetherStudents learn how to compare and order fractions using equivalent fractions. Media4Math Resources:
Goal: To provide a formal method of comparing and ordering fractions.


Days 78: Show What You KnowThis lesson starts with students playing the Pizza War! game to test their fractioncomparison skills. Students then work through a Media4Math Classroom Module on comparing and ordering fractions. Media4Math Resources:
Goal: Assess student mastery of comparing and ordering fractions.
