Lesson Plan

Equivalent Fractions

Learn how to explain, identify, and create equivalent fractions
Norman M.
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4
My Subjects Math
Objectives

The students will be able to explain why one fraction is equivalent to another fraction. The students will be able to recognize and create equivalent fractions.

Subjects
Math
Grades 4
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Direct Instruction

1. The teacher will use Math Playground: Equivalent Fractions or Sheppard Software: Equivalent Fractions as a tool to teach students about equivalent fractions. The teacher will have Math Playground pulled up on the promethean board and ActivInpsire to model how the equivalent fractions can be found. 2. The teacher will pause throughout the game to check student understanding, ask questions, help solve the problems, and answer any questions students may have. *If iPads are not available for every student, the students could solve the problems on whiteboards.

Student Instructions

1. If every student has an iPad, the students will pull up Math Playground or Sheppard Software on the iPads. 2. If every student does not have an iPad, they will solve the problems on whiteboards or it could be done in the computer lab.

2 Guided Practice

Activity: Other — Videonot.es- students will take notes on the equivalent fractions YouTube video through videonot.es.

1. The teacher will instruct the students to watch the video on equivalent fractions from YouTube that has been downloaded into videonot.es. 2. The teacher will also have the students take notes as they watch the video using videonot.es. *This can only be done if the students are in the computer lab or if the school is 1 to 1. If every student does not have an iPad, the video can be watched in math workstations at the technology station. This would be okay because the students have already been introduced to equivalent fractions during the hook and direct instruction parts of the lesson.

Here is the link to the YouTube video on videonot.es: http://www.videonot.es/edit/0Bx8YHfVYBWZwSnBRelkzRkE5aUU

**You will need a google account to view the video.

Student Instructions

1. The students will use videonot.es to take notes as they watch the video on equivalent fractions from YouTube. *If every student does not have an iPad, the guided practice could be done in math workstations at the technology station, or it could be done in the computer lab.

3 Independent Practice

1. The teacher will instruct the students to complete the "Visualizing Equivalent Fractions" practice in Khan Academy. 2. The students will login and complete the practice using their iPads. *If every student does not have an iPad, they can use the computer lab or it can be completed in math workstations. Another option would be for the teacher to pull up Khan Academy on the promethean board and have the students solve the problems on their dry erase boards. *Khan Academy is excellent for independent practice because if the student gets the answer incorrect, they are given a tutorial.

Below is the link for the independent practice. https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fourth-grade-math/cc-4th-fractions-t...

Student Instructions

1. The students will complete the "Visualizing Fractions" practice on Khan Academy using their iPad. If they do not have an iPad it can be completed in the computer lab or in math workstations.

4 Wrap-Up

1. The teacher will instruct the students to work in pairs or individually to create their own examples of equivalent fractions using their tool of choice. They could use ShowMe, educreations, or create a document in google docs/art. 2. The teacher will then instruct the students that when they are finished, they will share their problem by uploading it into the google classroom. **If every student does not have an iPad (not 1 to 1), the students can create the problem in math workstations; however, they can still upload it to the google classroom because this can be done in the computer lab or on the iPad that is being shared.

Student Instructions

1. The students will work in pairs or individually and create an equivalent fractions problem using the technology tool of their choice: ShowMe, Educreations, google drive, etc. 2. The students will then upload the problem to their google classroom, so that other students can see the problem and try to solve it. They will upload the problem using an iPad or computer.

5 Hook: Make sure to complete this step first

The teacher will show the students the Khan Academy video "Intro to Equivalent Fractions." See link below: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fourth-grade-math/cc-4th-fractions-t... The teacher will pause throughout the video to elaborate, ask questions, and answer questions. If every student has an iPad, the students could watch the video individually and then the teacher and students could discuss the video afterwards. If every student does not have an iPad, the students can watch it on the promethean board.

Student Instructions

The students will watch the video that introduces equivalent fractions.