Lesson Plan

Comparing Fractions

Students will learn how to compare fractions with unlike denominators
Jessica G.
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Students will be able to compare fractions with unlike denominators.

Grades 4
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1 Hook

Watch Khan Academy video "Comparing Fractions with greater than and less than symbols" to review fractions vocabulary and basic comparing.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

Teacher will use Flipchart to help teach about comparing fractions with unlike denominators using <, >, and = symbols. Teacher will discuss and demonstrate how to find common denominators then compare the numerators. Fraction number lines and fraction bar manipulatives will be used.

3 Guided Practice

Teacher will pull small groups. Students will use Whiteboard app to practice problems. Teacher will monitor student work and correct any misunderstandings as necessary.

4 Independent Practice

Students will show students how to use Oh No Fractions! app on AppleTV, then monitor student work and provide help as needed.

Student Instructions

Students will work independently on Oh No Fractions! app game. Students will be presented with 2 fractions and have to choose <, >, or = sign to place in between. Students will show their work on notebook paper.

5 Wrap Up

Teacher will demonstrate to students how to use the Explain Everything app using the AppleTV.

Student Instructions

Students will create their own problem to solve and explain on app. Voice and drawing explanations will be required.