Clues in the Game
Display Diffission screenshots showing different fractions and bring students’ attention to the bar at the bottom of the screen to show how it changes depending on the challenge. Ask students to discuss with a partner what they think the bar means.
- What could this bar be representing?
- How is the bar changing?
- How does the bar relate to the picture above it?
Stop-Think-Discuss: What Does the Line Represent
After the students have discussed the questions above, show them a picture of a number line and ask them what it is. Then display one of the screenshots you showed before and make an emphasis on the bar.
Ask students to think about the bar as a number line. What number would be at the beginning of the line and at the end? If students need more prompting, go back of the definition of whole. How many wholes are on the screen? Once the students realize the line represents the distance between 0 and 1, move on to guided gameplay.
Ask students to share some of the work they recorded with their partner. Discuss their answers and how they arrived at them. Add number line representations to anchor chart.
Note: Some students may need more practice with this activity. You can use the fraction strips for students to label and compare fractions and how they relate to the whole.