8 days of Lesson Plans and Active Engagement Activities for ALL FRACTION SKILLS!
Relating Fractions to Decimals, Fractions and Decimals on a Number Line, Unit Fractions, Decomposing Fractions, Equivalent Fraction, Comparing Fractions, and Adding and Subtracting Fractions with LIKE Denominators!
This unit is about fractions!
Students will use concrete and pictorial models to represent fractions as unit fractions, proper fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers. They will decompose a fraction in more than one way using fraction bars, linking cube trains, folded paper strips, fraction circles and squares and fraction bar models. They will learn strategies to create equivalent fractions using models, GCF and LCD.
Students will compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators using benchmark fractions, common denominators and simplifying fractions. They will represent the comparison using the symbols >, =, or <.
Students will represent and solve addition and subtraction of fractions with equal denominators using objects and pictorial models that build to the number line and strengthen understanding of the properties of operations. Students will explore real world problems that help them to evaluate the reasonableness of addition and subtraction problems.
They will use concrete and visual models such as number lines, area models (grids), decimal disks, base 10 blocks, and money to relate decimals to fractions. Students will represent fractions and decimals as distances from zero using a strip diagram and a number line.
I have broken down each TEK into Learning Targets to make it easier to track student progress and make working in a PLC easier. There are 13 skills in this unit! Each learning target contains intervention and enrichment skills. A student data sheet is included for students to reflect on their own learning for the unit. A teacher tracking sheet is included to make small group instruction easier!
Each day contains objective, learning targets, materials, whole class teaching activity, guided math activity and closure with an exit ticket and answer key for most days. You can use the Learning Targets to get ideas on Intervention and Enrichment skills.
Whole Class teaching in this unit contains:
- Mini Lessons
- Teaching Point
- Active Engagement
- Link to Ongoing Learning
Games and Engagement Activities in this unit include:
- Baby Book Math Huddle 4.2G
- SCOOT 4.2G
- Scavenger Hunt 4.3G
- Roll For Luck 4.3A
- SCOOT 4.3B
- SCOOT 4.3C
- Color by Number 4.3C
- Sort 4.3C
- War 4.3D
- Roll and Compare 4.3D
- 3 Truths and a Lie 4.3F
- Very Unfair Game 4.3E
- SCOOT 4.3E
- Jeopardy 4.3
This unit is designed to print and go! I keep mine in a binder. You can put each day and all of the materials for that day in one sheet protector. It does take time to print on cardstock and laminate- there are a lot of activities!
I hope this unit helps you with Guided Math by providing a whole class teach, active engagement, guided math activities and exit tickets for almost everyday- you can’t beat $1.50 per day for a complete unit!
Complete Lesson Plans
TEKS: 4.2G 4.3A 4.3B 4.3C 4.3D 4.3E 4.3F 4.3G
4.2(G) relate decimals to fractions that name tenths and hundredths
4.3(A) represent a fraction a/b as a sum of fractions 1/b, where a and b are whole numbers and b > 0, including when a > b
4.3(B) decompose a fraction in more than one way into a sum of fractions with the same denominator using concrete and pictorial models and recording results with symbolic representations
4.3(C) determine if two given fractions are equivalent using a variety of methods
4.3(D) compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators and represent the comparison using the symbols >, =, or <
4.3(E) represent and solve addition and subtraction of fractions with equal denominators using objects and pictorial models that build to the number line and properties of operations
4.3(F) evaluate the reasonableness of sums and differences of fractions using benchmark fractions 0, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1, referring to the same whole
4.3(G) represent fractions and decimals to the tenths or hundredths as distances from zero on a number line