Instructional Activity# Notice and Wonder: Tape Diagrams

Lesson 12. Unit 3. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources5 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 12, Unit 3, Grade 6. The purpose of this warm-up is to elicit the idea that tape diagrams can be used to think about fractions of a whole as percentages of the whole, which will be useful when students interpret and draw tape diagrams in a later activity. While students may notice and wonder many things about these images, the important discussion points are that there are two rectangles of the same length, one of the rectangles is divided into four pieces of equal length, and a percentage is indicated.