Mathematics Institute for Learning Disabilities and Difficulties

MSTAR Interventions


  • Students will name, visually represent, and generate fractions, using an area model, set, or number line. (See Lessons 1, 2, 4, and 6.)
  • Students will compare the number of unit fractions needed to make 1 whole to the size of the unit fraction. (See Lesson 3.)
  • Students will identify and distinguish between fractions equal to 1, not equal to 1, and greater than 1. (See Lessons 4 and 5.)
  • Students will identify, visually represent, and generate equivalent fractions, using area models, number lines, and fraction form. (See Lessons 7, 8, 9, and 11.)
  • Students will generate fractions equal to 1 to make a statement of equivalent fractions true. (See Lesson 10.)
  • Students will generate an equivalent fraction, given a fraction represented in fraction form, by multiplying or dividing both the numerator and denominator by the same number. (See Lessons 12 and 13.)
  • Students will compare and order fractions, including mixed numbers and fractions greater than 1, using a number line and equivalent fractions. (See Lessons 14 and 15.)