Reflection: Discourse and Questioning More Cake Halves - Section 3: Making Half Cakes

 

As I was circulating, a quick glance and I would had thought this student understood the use and meaning of the 1/2 notation.  However, she thought the 1/2 notation meant one starting piece and two new pieces (see Misconception of Standard Notation).  

This underscores the importance of getting to each student and dialoguing with them.  If you were to just look at this student's written work (after class) this misconception would not had been identified.  

  Discourse and Questioning: Addressing Student's Misconception
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More Cake Halves

Unit 13: Fraction Action Lessons
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT create halves of squares and cakes. SWBAT explain that a whole split in halves has two equal pieces.

Big Idea: Students will continue to explore the concept of half.

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Math, 1st Grade, halves
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