Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Estimating Fractions - Section 1: Do Now

 

Although rounding is a topic that is covered in earlier grades, I thought it would be helpful for students to have a quick review before beginning the lesson.  I started by asking them for the rules of rounding.  I shared with them a quick riddle that could help.

Five or more let it score

if it's less,

let it rest.

Then I gave students a few math problems:

  • Round 357 to the nearest tens place
  • Round 4,999 to the nearest hundreds place
  • Round 8,241,485 to the nearest hundred thousands place

  Review of Rounding
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Review of Rounding
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Estimating Fractions

Unit 5: Introduction to Fractions
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: SWBAT estimate with fractions.

Big Idea: Students play cards to estimate fractions

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