Created on: June 25, 2009

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

- Fun with Fractions: Teacher’s Guide
- Lesson #1: Introduce Whole and One-Half
- Lesson #2: More About One-Half
- Lesson #3: Practice with One-Half
- Lesson #4: Introduce Numerator and Denominator
- Lesson #5: Going Beyond One-Half
- Lesson #6: Making Fractions I
- Lesson #7: Making Fractions II
- Lesson #8: Comparing Fractions I
- Lesson #9: Comparing Fractions II
- Lesson #10: Fraction Bingo
- Lesson #11: Fraction Matching Game
- Lesson #12: Writing a Fraction Story I
- Lesson #13: Writing a Fraction Story II
- Unit Resources (Printables)

IN COLLECTION

Prior to beginning the lesson: (1) Photocopy the **Problem of the Day** onto transparency paper for the overhead projector; (2) Photocopy the **Pre-Writing Graphic Organizer** onto transparency paper for the overhead projector; (3) Photocopy **Pre-Writing Graphic Organizer** (1 per student).

**Group Size:** Whole class

**Learning Objectives:**

Students will be able to:

- Apply fractions in a setting outside of mathematics.
- Write a complete story about fractions.

**Problem of the Day**, **Pre-Writing Graphic Organizer**, overhead projector

**Procedures:**

Lesson Introduction: Display **Problem of the Day** on the overhead projector. Ask students: *What strategy should we use to solve this problem?* Guide them towards drawing a picture. Solve the problem together as a class. Students can copy problem and solution into math notebooks.

- Tell students:
*Today you are going to write stories. Each of your stories will have fractions in them. Does anybody have any ideas for a story with fractions?*Call on students who volunteer ideas. - Tell students:
*Before we begin writing, let’s remember the writing process*. Review Pre-Writing, Editing, and Final Copy with the students. - Tell students:
*Today we will begin with pre-writing. We are going to get our ideas down on paper. I will show you my story first.*Display**Pre-Writing Graphic Organizer**on the overhead projector. - Do an example of pre-writing with the class, asking for students’ ideas and input.
- Tell students:
*Now you will each to get to do your own pre-writing. Remember, your story should be different from my story. You need to come up with your own ideas for a fraction story.* - Distribute
**Pre-Writing Graphic Organizer**to students and give them time fill in the blanks. - When students are finished working, collect papers for use the next day.

**Assessment:**

Teacher should monitor student work to ensure all students understand the concept.

**Benchmark or Standards:**

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Process Standard:

- Communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others.
- Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics.

Lesson12Resources.FunwithFractions.pdf |