Homework Wednesday November 15th

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:

half image.jpg

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:

two quarters

Students could also use the number line. A possible representation could look like this:

half number line

Students could also demonstrate their knowledge that two 1/4s make a half, and that 1/2=0.5 using the number line.

number line quarters halves.jpg

 

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