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What are good higher order thinking questions for a second grade fractions lesson? We are working on denominators, improper fractions, mixed fractions. I have planned for them to view pictures of mixed fractions. We will first write them as improper fractions (in words and numerically) to be certain they can correctly identify the denominator. Then they will write the mixed fraction in both words and numerically. To engage students, we will use the Promethean board and I will demonstrate then have students practice for guided practice. As a review students will complete other problems and create like fractions.

Apr 3, 2016 3:52pm

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    • Apr 5, 2016 7:06pm

      I don't know if this is higher order thinking but Through pictorial representation, can they identify fractions that are equivalent? With(out) pictures can they put fractions in some order? Because students may not be developmentally ready, they might have difficulty representing a fraction with the shape of a circle. I wonder how a second grader might represent a fraction in a circle as opposed to a square.

      • Apr 16, 2016 8:14am

        I second the putting fractions in order idea - this is a great way to test if they are understanding their value in different formats.

        Maybe check out this video for ideas?