Understanding
Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Performance Task Objectives
 Read and write a fraction
as part of a whole or part of set, and simplify or find equivalent fractions
 Read, write, round, rename
mixed numbers
 Compare and order fractions
and mixed numbers
 Estimate and measure length
in customary units
Sunshine State Standards
Materials
 Student recording sheet
 Customary measuring tapes
or yardsticks
 Chart paper
 Colored markers
 Paper and pencil
Student arrangement
Task
Present the problem on the student Recording Sheet to your students.
Performance Criteria
 Does the student accurately
measure each height in inches?
 Does the student correctly
express each height in feet as a mixed number?
 Does the student correctly
order each height from shortest to tallest?
 The use of an accurate bar
graph for task #4 could be accepted as an extension of the student’s
knowledge.
Directions:
The Health Office wants a record of the heights of all fifthgrade students.
You can help by preparing a chart of the heights of the students in your
group.
1. Measure and record the heights of your group members to the nearest
inch.
2. Express each height in feet and inches.
3. Write each height as a mixed number in lowest terms.
4. Show the heights in order
from shortest to tallest on a chart.
5. Write an explanation describing how you accomplished this task.
