Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding What's Another Name For Me? - Section 3: Closure


The types of lessons designed for the students are very important.  Throughout my years of teaching, I have experienced a lot of student reactions to lessons.  For example, in this lesson, the students were eager to draw the models in order to figure out the letter that goes on the line.  I have found that if the lesson activity involves a game, puzzle, or anything that does not seem like "work", the students love it.  

With this lesson, the students are creating a conceptual understanding based upon drawing models to find equivalent fractions.  Also, this gives the students a connection between division of the fraction and the model.  They can actually see were a fraction has been divided in half.  

It is great when a teacher can create lessons that capture the students attention, but at the same time is giving them that conceptual understanding that is required.

  Types of Lessons
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Types of Lessons
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What's Another Name For Me?

Unit 1: Fractions
Lesson 8 of 22

Objective: SWBAT write fractions in their lowest term by drawing models and/or using division and multiplication.

Big Idea: Fractions can be written in lowest term by finding an equivalent fraction using division. Multiplication is the inverse of division, therefore, it can be used to help solve the division problem. A model can also be used to determine equivalency.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, modeling, simplify fractions, equivalent fractions, lowest terms
  50 minutes
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