Illustrative Mathematics Project has a module with a series of units that includes videos and links to illustrative tasks. Fractions Progression

Fractions predict future success in mathematics
This article from Mind/Shift looks at how to leverage what researchers know about brain science to ensure students learn. The focus is on learning fractions but would aply to any topic. A game, Frog Stone Island is linked, as a way to help students make connections with fractions. Why think of fractions as a place on number line rather than pieces of whole.
Use a number line to convince students that fractions are numbers. Marilyn Burns blog Marilyn Burns Blog about activity to order fractions

MathTappers: EquivalentsConversions between fraction, decimal, or percent. Player can select any two or all three at three levels of difficulty. Shows a graphic of part of circle, number line, or part of 100 squares.

MathTappers: Estimate Fractions Fractions are placed on a number line from 0-1 or 0-2. Choose from 3 levels. HINT: if you hold the fraction near the number line a picture will appear.

Virtual Manipulative App has basic fractions represented in bar or circle. Equivalent fractions can be shown.

Ordered Fractions $1.99 Die are rolled to create numbers which are then placed in fractions.

Fractions predict future success in mathematics

This article from Mind/Shift looks at how to leverage what researchers know about brain science to ensure students learn. The focus is on learning fractions but would aply to any topic. A game, Frog Stone Island is linked, as a way to help students make connections with fractions.

Why think of fractions as a place on number line rather than pieces of whole.

Use a number line to convince students that fractions are numbers. Marilyn Burns blog

Marilyn Burns Blog about activity to order fractions

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