Compare fractions with unlike numerators and unlike denominators using models and symbols
Pretty Powerful Paper Folding
Description Students fold colourful paper strips into equal parts that represent unit fractions, and label the folded regions using symbolic notation. These strips are powerful visual tools that allow students to see the relative size of fractional regions, which allows them to compare familiar fractional quantities. 

Mathematics Current educational and classroom research strongly highlights the importance of developing a sense of a fraction as a size as well as a quantity. Creating fraction strips through paper folding provides students with the opportunity to visualize fractional size, and once stacked, allows students to see equivalency as a way of naming the same size area using a different number of units(e.g., the size of
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