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Unit: 3.6

What are Fractions?

In this unit students

•  understand fractions as built out of unit fractions;
•  compare fractions;
•  work with simple examples of fraction equivalence.

Students start studying fractions, taking a unit fractions approach. The number line should be introduced as early as students are ready for it. The Number line and mathematical pictures and diagrams are important tools for supporting students’ understanding of fraction comparisons and fraction equivalence.

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