Here's a terrific post with directions and resources on how to introduce fractions using paper folding! This is great for comparing and equivalence. It also helps cut down on all the cutting and gluing in the classroom!
One of the best ways to teach students about benchmarks with fractions is using a number line. Once students master the placements of these fractions, they can start working on adding fractions, subtracting and eventually can use multiplication and divisi
Love this concrete way to teach improper fractions and mixed numbers! This teacher used math manipulative to help the students use prior knowledge of the fraction blocks to help them when solving improper fractions.