I like to give the kids lots of different strategies to use when trying to compare fractions. This is a tough concept, so the more they have to try, the better! We really focus on the size of the pieces for each fraction. It's important the kids understand what that denominator means!
I'm a wife, mother of two, and 4th grade teacher who is totally in love with her job! I teach math and science to roughly 40 kids a year. I've tried to model my classroom after this quote by Elliot Eisner - "When the joy is in the journey, the journey will be pursued." I feel very fortunate to work in an amazing school district, where it is commonplace to push students to their full potential and settle for nothing less. I truly feel blessed!!