Fraction Long Jump!

“What’s all that noise?!” Mrs. Paul’s class wondered. It was the sound of 17 long jumpers comparing fractions. We started at zero on our number line and tried to see who could jump the most whole numbers. Alaina jumped the farthest for the girls, 2 whole spaces and 3/4 of the next space. Antwan jumped the farthest for the boys, 3 whole spaces and 1/8 of the next space! Most of us were able to jump over two whole spaces (and those of us who couldn’t did not have jumping shoes on today!) We are going to use our data to create a ┬áline plot graph. How should we organize the scale for our graph?

fraction jumps 5 fraction jumps! Fraction jumps 2

We will talk deeper about equivalent fractions tomorrow. Here is a quick video reminder of what we have discussed: