Lesson Plan

First Grade Fractions

Students use Seesaw to create fractions. Students give feedback to eachother.
Elizabeth D.
Classroom teacher
Lakeview Elementary School
Trophy Club, United States
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My Grades 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to... partition 2D shapes into 2 or more parts and correctly label them.  Students will justify their response.

Grades 1
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1 Hook / Direct Instruction

Activity: Reading

I will read the book  EQUAL SHMEQUAL by Virginia Kroll.  

Students will turn and talk to share connections.  1st graders always have connections and can focus better after sharing them.

I will introduce vocab by providing real life examples and definitions: partition, numerator, denominator, equal

Student Instructions



2 Guided Practice

Activity: Drawing

"You will get a shape.  If you are an even number, partition it into 2 equal parts and color one part.  If you are an odd number, partition your shape into 4 equal parts.  Color one part."

Students will take turns showing their shape under the elmo.  Students will decide to hang up on our chart under the correct heading.  They will justify their reasoning.

1/2  |  1/4  |  not equal parts

3 Independent Practice

Students are divided into 3 leveled groups.  Materials are leveled as well.  Student groups will rotate.  The rotations are 1)Seesaw- students will get card stock shapes and fraction cards.  They take a picture of shape and card.  They will use the draw tool and partition the shape.  They will justify how their picture matches the fraction. 2) Teacher Table/Worksheet - students will color the shapes to match the fraction.  3) Fluency games - students sort shape fractions onto labeled sorting mat.

4 Closing

3 Students will share their seesaw example.  We will give 3 stars and a wish.  Sharing students may take 2 questions on their work as well.  Students will respond to a friend with a comment or a question during Problem solving block rotation next.

Questions:  "When I was young, we had to buy a full pizza.  Now we are able to buy a slice of pizza.  Someone decided it was a good idea to sell the pizza in fractions.  What would you like to be able to have in a fraction? "