Reflection: Gradual Release Introduction to Fractions: A Concrete Experience - Section 4: Wrap Up and Home Practice


Having the children participate in a group think helps connects the work of the session to the vocabulary. It also reviews what we just did as a class.  When you can review in this way, you are able to create a common experience for the students to draw on over the course of the unit.

This gradual release model is intended to support the students in the home practice, where they are - in effect - teaching their parents what they learned today.  When they teach, they become more deeply versed in their understanding. 

  The Student Becomes the Teacher
  Gradual Release: The Student Becomes the Teacher
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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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