When first introduced to fractions, students in the intermediate grades sometimes struggle to make sense of equivalence and fraction operations. By helping students develop a deep understanding of the role of factors in comparison and fraction operations, we also prepare them for topics that follow and that build upon this knowledge.

Many of the tools used to introduce these early fraction concepts can also be used later to help students recognize the relationships between fractions and ratios, rates, and proportions. Fractions with Prime Factor Tiles is the perfect tool to introduce and explore these concepts.

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