The Intervention Table below provides links to interventions specific to this unit. The interventions support students and teachers in filling foundational gaps revealed as students work through the unit. All listed interventions are from New Zealand’s Numeracy Project.



Cluster of Standards

Name of Intervention

Snapshot of summary or Student I can statement. . .

Materials Master

Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.




Generate fractions of a given magnitude using fraction number sense.


Equivalent Fractions

Compare fractions by generating like units and constructing a visual model.

MM 8-8
MM 8-9

Non-Unit Fractions

Determine “closeness to 1” or distance from 1 for a variety of fractions.

MM 4-19

MM 4-22

Estimating with Fractions

Estimate fraction sums by benchmarking to ½.

MM 8-7

Comparing Apples with Apples

Add and subtract fractions with like denominators and extend the concept of like units to adding and subtracting unlike denominators.

MM 7-9

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division.







Rename improper fractions as mixed numbers and position improper fractions on a number line.


Linking Money and Decimal Fractions

Relate the quotient of a simple division problem to the context of money.


To Turn or Not to Turn

Explain the relationship between a/b and b/a.


Fractions Times Whole Numbers

Generalize a rule for multiplying a fraction by a whole number.


A Fraction Times a Fraction

Generalize a rule for multiplying a fraction by a fraction.


Fractional Blocks

Find fractional parts of a region (fraction of set).


The Unit Fraction Game

Compare/anchor fraction sums and products to 1.

Game Mat