Activity

Grade
4

Same & Different: Fraction Designs

Look at the two pictures of one whole. What do you notice?

A. shows a 4 by 4 grid of squares. The 4 corner squares and the 4 center squares are yellow. B. shows a 4 by 4 grid of squares that are all divided into 2 equal triangles. 1 triangle in each square, or 1-half of each square, is green.
  1. How are pictures A and B mathematically the same, and how are they different?
    • A and B are the same because …
    • A and B are different because …
  2. Show a third fraction picture. Explain how yours is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different.