This unit provides centers-based differentiated lesson plans that have been structured using brain research principles. In this unit you will find teacher tips to help with the transition to centers-based teaching. Each lesson within the unit comes with: a complete lesson Plan, a lesson presentation for Smart Boards (pdf provided as well), a student packet for recording and assessing student work, files with all teacher-made materials for centers activities, and answer key. This unit should be completed within four 90-minute block classes or eight 45-minute classes.

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Comparing Fractions with Like Denominators

by Naomi PA

This centers-based lesson on comparing fractions with like denominators is designed for two-days of 45-minute lessons or one-day of a 90-minute lesson block. The lesson provides differentiated instruction using the H.O.P. Centers Framework. H.O.P. stands for Hands-On, Open-Ended, and Practice which are the themes for each of the three centers in the framework. Lesson structure is designed using brain research principles. In this lesson students will learn how to compare fractions with like denominators with a short engaging lesson, hands-on activity utilizing play doh, practice writing about a word problem using fractions with like denominators, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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Modeling Fractions

by Naomi PA

This centers-based lesson on modeling fractions is designed for two-days of 45-minute lessons or one-day of a 90-minute lesson block. The lesson provides differentiated instruction using the H.O.P. Centers Framework. H.O.P. stands for Hands-On, Open-Ended, and Practice which are the themes for each of the three centers in the framework. Lesson structure is designed using brain research principles. In this lesson students will learn how to model fractions to convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers with a short engaging lesson, hands-on activity in which students use play doh to create different fraction circles, practice writing about a word problem using fractions, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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Comparing Fractions with Unlike Denominators

by Naomi PA

This centers-based lesson on comparing unlike denominators is designed for two-days of 45-minute lessons or one-day of a 90-minute lesson block. The lesson provides differentiated instruction using the H.O.P. Centers Framework. H.O.P. stands for Hands-On, Open-Ended, and Practice which are the themes for each of the three centers in the framework. Lesson structure is designed using brain research principles. In this lesson students will learn how to compare fractions with unlike denominators with a short engaging lesson, hands-on activity in which they explore fractions using sliced lemons, practice writing about a word problem using fractions with unlike denominators, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.
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Comparing Fractions Math Start Power Point Game

by Naomi PA

This jeopardy-style power point game is designed to review the unit on Comparing Fractions.
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