Lesson Plan

Exploring fractions

Using a variety of strategies, students will explore the concept of fractions.
Sherry P.
Classroom teacher
Stamford American Internatioanl School
Singapore, Singapore
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, English Language Learning
Objectives

At the end of the lesson:

1. Students will be able to identify key vocabulary such as Halves 1/2, Thirds 1/3, Fourths 1/4, __ out of __, Partition, Break apart, Divide.

2. Using app 'Pizza',  students will be able to match the pictures to the fractions.

3. Using app 'Fractions', students will be able to create their own fractions, demonstrating their learning.

Subjects
Math

1 Hook - BrainPop Jr

Students to watch the video on 'Basic parts of a whole' on BrainPop Jr.

2 Direct instruction

Activity: Conversing

Introduce the concept of fractions using these questions:

What are fractions?

When do we use fractions?

What are some ways to represent fractions using shapes such as a circle and a rectangle?

Introduce vocabulary related to the concept of fractions.

Halves 1/2, Thirds 1/3, Fourths 1/4, __ out of __, Partition, Break apart, Divide

3 Guided practice - app 'Pizza Fractions 1'

Teacher demonstrates the use of app. As a collective group, the class will work on the questions. Then students to attempt the questions on their own. Teacher to guide students who are facing difficulties understanding the concept of fractions.

4 Independent practice - 'Fractions, by the Math Learning Center'

Teacher to demonstrate the use of app. Students to work in pairs, taking turns to come up with a diagram containing fractions and to write down the answer using a mathematical representation. For example, partner A draws a rectangle divided into 3 parts and colors in 1 part; partner B writes the fraction 1/3. Students can self check their answers by clicking on the fraction icon on the screen. Teacher to guide students who are facing difficulties understanding the concept of fractions.

5 Warp up - 'Fractions, by Math Learning Center'

Students to gather as a class, teacher to review key vocabulary on the whiteboard. When reviewing these vocabulary, students can use the app to show their understanding. For example: We learned how to show the fraction 1 out of 4. Show me a diagram and a math representation of this fraction. Students may use a rectangle or a circle, divide it into 4 parts and color 1 part, then write the fraction 1/4.