For homework tonight students are asked to model 0.5. For this work students will create representations that are equivalent to 0.5. An important equivalency is that 0.5 is the same value as 1/2. This representation could look like this:
Comparing to quarters is another important benchmark equivalency is that 0.25, 1/4 and a quarter are all equivalent values. Another representation could look like this:
Students could also use the number line. A possible representation could look like this:
Students could also demonstrate their knowledge that two 1/4s make a half, and that 1/2=0.5 using the number line.