1 Hook/Attention Getter
Pre-assessment question: What do you know about fractions? Turn to your elbow partner to discuss.
Teacher gives students 4 minutes to discuss their experiences with fractions.
Turn to your elbow partner and discuss what fractions are or your experiences with fractions.
2 Direct Instruction
The teacher will play the Animoto video which is an introduction to fractions. The video will give a brief overview of fractions and different components of fractions.
Pass out post-it notes and instruct students to write down one fact that they learn from the introduction video.
Instruct students on drawing fractions with pictures to match a number representation of the fraction.
Watch introduction Animoto video on fractions.
Write down one fact that you learn from the video.
Observe examples of visual representation to number representation of fractions.
3 Guided Practice
Students will spend time in groups playing a matching game that matches visual representation to number representation for fractions.
Work in groups of four to play a matching game. You will match a visual representation to a visual representation of fractions.
4 Wrap Up
Instruct students to complete an exit ticket where they create their own example of a picture representation of a fraction. Students must also include the number form of the fraction.
Have an example on the board for students to look at.
Complete an exit slip. Create your own fraction and have a visual representation of the fraction as well.
Refer to the board for an example if you are stuck.
Key Standards Supported
Number And Operations—Fractions
Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.
Represent a fraction a/b on a number line diagram by marking off a lengths 1/b from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size a/b and that its endpoint locates the number a/b on the number line.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers. Examples: Express 3 in the form 3 = 3/1; recognize that 6/1 = 6; locate 4/4 and 1 at the same point of a number line diagram.
Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.