Created on: June 17, 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 **Candy Fractions Activity Sheet** (1 per student).

**Group Size:** Whole class

**Learning Objectives:**

Students will be able to:

- Identify Numerator and Denominator.
- Identify and write fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, and 1/10.

**Problem of the Day** (see attachment), **Candy Fractions Activity Sheet** (see attachment), Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (1 per 2 students), gummy worms (1 per 3 students), Kit Kat Bars (1 per 4 students), Hershey’s Bars (1 per 6 students), Fruit Roll-Ups (1 per 8 students), licorice (1 per 10 students), 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 draw a picture. Solve the problem together as a class. Students can copy problem and solution into math notebooks.

- Show students the candy they will taste. Tell students:
*Today, you will taste all of these candies. There is one problem. I do not have enough of each candy for everyone. What can we do to make sure everyone gets to taste each candy?*Guide students to answer cut them into smaller pieces, so that each person gets a fraction. - Distribute
**Candy Fractions Activity Sheet**to each student. - Call two students to the front of the room and show them a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Ask students:
*How should we cut the candy? What fraction of the candy will each student eat?*Repeat until each student has had a chance to come up and eat one-half of a peanut butter cup. Direct students to complete appropriate section of the**Candy Fractions Activity Sheet**. - Call three students to the front of the room and show them a gummy worm. Ask students:
*How should we cut the candy? What fraction of the candy will each student eat?*Repeat until each student has had a chance to come up and eat one-third of a gummy worm. Direct students to complete appropriate section of the**Candy Fractions Activity Sheet**. - Repeat the same procedure for each of the remaining candies, dividing the Kit Kat bars into fourths, Hershey bars into sixths, the Fruit Roll-Ups into eighths, and the licorice into tenths.
- Direct students to finish completing the remainder of the
**Candy Fraction Activity Sheet**.

**Assessment:**

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

**Benchmark or Standards:**

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

- Develop a sense of whole numbers and represent and use them in flexible ways, including relating, composing, and decomposing numbers.
- Understand and represent commonly used fractions, such as 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2.

- Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving.
- Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems.
- Communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others.
- Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics.

Lesson5Resources.FunwithFractions.pdf |