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

**Description**

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.

# Objectives

- 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.

**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)

# Curriculum Connections Summary

- Ontario - Mathematics - Algebra (Coding)
- Quebec - Mathematics
- New Brunswick - Mathematics
- Nova Scotia - Mathematics & ICT
- Alberta - Mathematics & ICT
- British Columbia - Mathematics & ADST
- Manitoba - Mathematics
- Prince Edward Island - Mathematics
- Saskatchewan - Mathematics
- Newfoundland & Labrador - Mathematics
- Yukon Territories - Follow's B.C.'s Curriculum
- Northwest Territories - Follows Alberta's Curriculum
- Nunavut - Follows Alberta's Curriculum

**Robots and Accessories **

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**Other Supplies **

- 2 Tablets per Group
- Masking tape
- Sticky Notes
- Markers
- Recording sheets for Class 2, Class 3, Class 4
- Tablets - (See Compatible Devices)

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