Unit 1, Lesson 3# Benchmarks

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 120 min(s)

This lesson explores "benchmark fractions," those that are typical in measurement (1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4) and how they can be used when estimating and measuring. Students learn to compare fractions by looking for and making use of structure. As you plan, consider the variability of learners in your class and make adaptations as necessary.