Reflection: Accountability Name that Fraction - Section 3: Closure


I feel that math practice 3 is essential in every lesson.  Constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others promote an environment that requires the students to be accountable for their own learning.  In the past, my lessons did not require a lot of discussion among the students.  Because of Common Core standards and math practices, I have adapted my way of thinking and started creating lessons that require the students to interact with each other.  I find that the students enjoy the lesson more.  The environment is pleasant and inviting for the students to learn.

In this lesson, the students worked together to name fractions.  The students were accountable for their own learning because they were given the appropriate instructions to follow.  They were responsible for accomplishing the goal by justifying their answers and critiquing the reasoning of others.  Math practice 3 allowed the students to communicate with each other to explain why an answer was correct or incorrect.  The teacher was not required to determine who was right or wrong.  The students had to decide.  Therefore, the students were held accountable for their learning.

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  Accountability: Math Practice 3
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Name that Fraction

Unit 1: Fractions
Lesson 2 of 22

Objective: SWBAT identify fractions that are part of a set.

Big Idea: Fractions are part of a whole, and they can be represented in regions and sets.

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