Reflection: Real World Applications Introduction to Fractions: A Concrete Experience - Section 2: Active Engagement


Part of my goal while teaching mathematics is to help children understand and feel that math is an engaging and daily part of life. 

Using and creating art as a gateway into fractions is a wonderful instructional tool.  The real world is full of shapes that are fractionally divided.  For example, gardens, architecture, tile patterns, are all fractionally divided. 

The children were very capable of working with the fractions and understanding the task. This will make it much easier to look at other parts of the world and "see" and name fractions. 



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  Real World Applications: Creating Artwork
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Introduction to Fractions: A Concrete Experience

Unit 5: Introduction To Fractions
Lesson 1 of 3

Objective: Students will be able to identify wholes, halves, fourths, and eighths and label the total of each benchmark fraction of an artistic design.

Big Idea: Providing students ample opportunities to work with fractional parts and reason about equally partitioned shapes will help them develop a deep understanding of part-whole relationships.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, equal partitions, unequal partitions, creativity, fractions in real life
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