Created on: June 16, 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 **One-Half Practice Sheet** (1 per student).** **

**Group Size:** Whole class** **

**Learning Objectives:**

Students will be able to:

- Show fluency with one-half by dividing whole objects and sets of objects into one-half.

**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 draw a picture. Solve the problem together as a class. Students can copy problem and solution into math notebooks.

- Review the chart “Fractions Around Us” from the previous day. If students have any other ideas, add them to the list.
- Read the story
*Give me Half*by Stuart J. Murphy out loud to the class. Ask students:*What else can we cut in half or fold in half?* - Write the number "1/2" on the board. Ask students:
*Do you remember how we read this?*Write the word "half" on the board. Ask students:*Can anybody read this word?*Write the word "one-half" on the board. Ask students:*Can anybody read this word?*Explain to students:*1/2, half, and one-half are all used in the same way. Half and one-half are the same, and you will hear it said both ways.* - Tell students:
*Today, you are going to practice showing one-half*. Distribute**One-Half Practice Sheet**and give direction orally. Allow students time to work independently.

**Assessment:**

Teacher should monitor independent work to ensure all students are understanding the concept.

**Benchmark or Standards:**

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Number and Operations Standard:

- Understand and represent commonly used fractions, such as 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2.

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