Our Fractions Lesson Plan enables students to identify fractions, the parts of a fraction, add/subtract like-denominator fractions, and reduce fractions. With the interactive activity, students use manipulatives to experience fractions hands-on, as well as practice and solidify understanding. Additional resources are available to ensure foundational understanding.
Classroom Procedure Sample Snippet:
- Display a photo of a small and a large pizza. Ask students: Who would want to eat half the small pizza? And: Who would want to eat half the large pizza?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Ask: If (name) eats half the small pizza, and (name) eats half the large pizza, are they eating the same amount of pizza?
- Allow for responses and discussion. Stress to students a may equal when the whole is the same, but not when the whole is smaller/larger. Explain this concept to students until they understand.
- Distribute Fractions content page. Read and review information with students, showing additional examples, checking for understanding, etc.
- Distribute scissors and glue/paste, and Colored circles for the activity.
- Before students cut the circles, use the colored circles as a learning tool. Ask volunteers to identify a fraction for each circle. This will give you an opportunity to show what 1 equals in fraction form.
- Distribute the activity pages, review the directions with students. Remind students to follow the directions carefully, answering each question on the page. Tell students not to glue the circle pieces on the first page.
- Circulate through the room checking to help students who may not understand or who need further assistance.
- Once all students have completed the 2 activity pages, review the correct answers with students. (You may choose to have students complete the first page before allowing them to do the second page.)
- Depending on the students’ understanding of the lesson, further, demonstrate equal fractions or other concepts of the lesson.
- If more practice is needed, use additional resources for worksheets/activities.
- Distribute the Homework page. Review the homework the next day. (continued)
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3.A, CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3.B, CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3.A
Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions
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