Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Equal Parts - Section 2: Teaching Strategies


When teaching this lesson, it was very important that the students grasp the concept of equal shares, which encompasses not just splitting something apart into two, but also that something can be split into multiple equal shares.  To help with the concept, I ensure hands on activities and the use of play-doh fit in perfectly.  It helped present the material in a tactile way, which allowed students to manipulate and see what equal shares physically looked liked (MP4).

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  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Hands on learning
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Equal Parts

Unit 5: Geometry
Lesson 15 of 18

Objective: SWBAT identify equal and unequal parts (or shares) in two-dimensional shapes.

Big Idea: Equal Schmequal! In this lesson students will examine the parts of a shape and determine if they are equal or unequal.

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