**Educational “Playtime” with fraction strips**

· You have the biggest number at the bottom

· They look like the rainbow

· If it says ½ it has 2 in it

· There aren’t any 9s or 7s

· They are all the same length. They make up how big the 1 is

· If there is 1/5 there are 5 pieces

· The order of the fractions don’t match the rainbow color

· Each time the number on the bottom gets higher, it shows the number of tiles

· As the number on the bottom gets higher, you end up with more pieces

· You need 4 1/4s to make 1 whole

· As the numbers get bigger, the pieces get smaller and smaller

· Can you add fractions to the end of the whole?

· Could you have 5/4?

**Educational “Playtime” with fraction strips AND number line**

· 1 whole and 2 1/2s get you to 2 on the number line

· you can use a whole and multiple other fractions

· two wholes can get you to 2 on the number line

· the whole is the same size as the space between the 0 and the 1

· If you line up the 1/6s and all of the 1/12s you get to the end of the paper

· You can add different fractions together to get a whole

· The bigger the numbers got, the tiles decreased in sized

· You can get from the 0 to the 1 on the number line with different tiles

· Does the size of the fraction decrease if you aren’t using tiles?

· Can fractions be shown other ways? Would the sizes stay the same?

· When you have a bunch of the same fraction put together you can think of it like multiplication. If you multiply the fraction by the number in the denominator you will always get zero.