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Naming the Pieces

- Stack the black piece on one of the pegs. This is one whole.
- Stack the two orange pieces on the peg. The orange pieces are the whole cut into two equal parts. The name of the orange piece is one half.
- Stack the green pieces next to the orange. The green pieces are the whole cut into three equal parts. Each green piece is one third.
- Place the other colors on the pegs and name the pieces.

Naming the Pieces

- What name do we give to two green pieces? Why?
- Six yellow?
- 5 blue?

Equivalent Fractions

- Stack one orange piece on a peg.
- Can you find two pieces of another color that will fill as much of the peg as one half does?
- Two purple pieces are equivalent to one orange. ½ = 2/4
- Find other fractions that are equivalent to ½.
- What are other fractions can you find that are equivalent to each other?

Comparing Fractions

- Stack one orange piece on the middle peg.
- How many fractions can you find that are greater than one half?
- How many fractions can you find that are less than one half?

Adding Fractions

- Stack one green piece on a peg.
- How many ways can you fill up this peg with pieces to make the sum of 1?
- Solve these problems using the fraction stax:
+ + +

Subtracting Fractions

- Stack three purple pieces on a peg.
- Subtract three fourths minus one fourth.
- Now solve these problems:
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