1 Hook - BrainPop Jr
Students to watch the video on 'Basic parts of a whole' on BrainPop Jr.
2 Direct instruction
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.