Lesson Plan

Jazzy Math

Alisha D.
Classroom teacher
Junior High School 88 Peter Rouget
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades 7
My Subjects Math


Students will be able to compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, using the correct symbols: >, <, =. 

 Recognize that comparison are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole.

Grades 4
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1 Have you ever compared the amount or size of something your parent(s) gave you?

Teacher will explain the purpose of the lesson and how the hook is connected to the focus.

Teacher will show pictures of  three pizza pies. Two small small pies and one large. Oneof the small pie will be cut into 8 equal slices and the other into 4 equal slices.  The large pie will be cut into 6 equal slices.  The pie that is cut into 8 slices, 2 slices will be eaten. Two slices of the 4-slice pie will be eaten and 3 slices of the large pie will be eaten.

Teacher will then model how have the two small pies represent 2/8 (<, >, =) 2/4    and how to compare the two.

Teacher and students will then use one small pie with the large pie as represent 2/4 (<, >, =) 3/6 as the guided practice

Then talk about which symbol would make the statement true and why.

Student Instructions

Students will talk about the process that was taken by the teacher and why each statement is true.

Students will create their own example, using the model the teacher demonstrated

Write the steps and explain their reasoning

Then share their activity with the class and gather feedbacks

They may choose to share their activity with students on the entire grade level.

As a wrap-up, students will talk about what they have learned and how they might be able to use the process with other lessons/topics.