Benchmark fractions are important as they help students understand conversions between fractions, decimals and percents. They also illustrate the various representations of numbers between 0 and 1. The most important benchmark is 1/2 = 0.5 = 50% but also learn the unit fractions from 1/2 through 1/10 to gain fluency and confidence. Some of these benchmarks have terminating decimals like 1/4 = 0.25 and some have repeating decimals like 1/3 = .3333333repeating.
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