Dash & Dot: Dash Long Jump: Who Went the Farthest? (Gr. 4-5)


Comparing fractions is an essential skill to have in everyday life. In this lesson, students will use Dash to model equivalent fractions on a number line. Students will also compare the values of fractions with like denominators or like numerators.


  • Understand that two fractions are equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or they have the same position on a number line.
  • Recognize simple equivalent fractions.
  • Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size.
  • Record the results of fraction comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, using a visual fraction model.

Educational Standards


  • Grade 4 - Mathematics, Number Sense and Numeration, Equivalent fractions

British Columbia

  • Grade 5 - Mathematics, Equivalent Fractions, ADST


  • Grade 5 - Mathematics, Number, Equivalent Fractions, ICT

Lesson Procedure

  • Class 1: Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line (15 - 20 minutes)
  • Class 2: Finding More Equivalent Fractions (20 - 30 minutes)
  • Class 3: Comparing Fractions with Like Denominators (15 - 20 minutes)
  • Class 4: Comparing Fractions with Like Numerators (20 - 30 minutes)


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