Lesson Plan


Introduction to Fractions
Kristina T.
Special education instructor
Donaldson Elementary School
Oakdale, United States
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My Grades 3, 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math

Students will be able to identify fractions.

Students will be able to identify the parts of a fraction.

Grades 3
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1 Hook/Attention Getter

Activity: Conversing

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.

Student Instructions

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.

Student Instructions

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

Activity: Exploring

Students will spend time in groups playing a matching game that matches visual representation to number representation for fractions.

Student Instructions

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

Activity: Assessing

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.

Student Instructions

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.