Reflection: Real World Applications Exploring Unit Fractions 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/100 - Section 3: Student Practice


I feel that this lesson helped students see the connection between mathematics instruction in the classroom and the real world. For example, this student, did a great job figure out 1/8 of my bottle of creamer: 1:8 Creamer

In particular, I enjoyed watching this student as she explained 1/8 of a pizza box. Representing 1:8 of a Pizza Box. My favorite part was when she said, "So if there were 8 people, each person would get 2 pieces!" 

By connecting math with every day life, abstract concepts, such as fractions, become more meaningful and understandable. 

  Real World Applications: Connecting Math to the Real World
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Exploring Unit Fractions 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/100

Unit 10: Fractions
Lesson 4 of 16

Objective: SWBAT show and explain how many unit fractions are in a whole.

Big Idea: By partitioning and adding unit fractions, students will gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of fractions.

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Math, Measurement and Methods, Fractions, technology, composing fractions, fractions, ruler, fraction equivalency, fraction tiles
  100 minutes
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