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* *Reflection: Joy
Fractions Review - Section 2: Game Time

As I reflect back on this lesson, I remember the students' faces when they found out they would be playing Bingo. There was excitement in the air, evident by smiles and rubbing together of hands. Whenever I can incoporate games in the lesson, I do so because the students enjoy it so much. As a teacher, I feel that it is my obligation to make math exciting. What better way to do that than having fun with games? The students are using skills that they have learned, and having fun at the same time by playing a game.

*Fun in Math*

*Joy: Fun in Math*

# Fractions Review

Lesson 21 of 22

## Objective: SWBAT solve problems and play games to review skills learned about fractions.

*55 minutes*

#### Whole Class Review

*25 min*

Today, we review skills that have been learned in fractions. Included in the fraction review are various problems, such as equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, simplifying fractions, changing mixed numbers to improper fractions, and adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. These problems were selected because the students have learned different ways to solve these types of problems. The students must use the best strategy for them in solving the problem. We have learned to draw models, use fraction strips, draw number lines, and use computation to solve fractions.

Each student is given a Fraction Review.docx sheet. For this review, I give the students about 10 minutes to solve the problems independently. As the students work independently, I walk around to monitor their success. I am looking for students who are not showing mastery of fractions. (It is important to identify students who need additional instructional time in a one-on-one or small group setting.)

After about 10 minutes, I get the students attention so that we can have a whole class discussion about the problems. We begin by reviewing equivalent fractions. "What is an equivalent fraction?" Student response: Fractions that are the same. "How do you find an equivalent fraction?" Student responses: By multiplying the top number and the bottom number by the same number, 2) by drawing models to see if they are the same. I call on students to share their answers for numbers 1 through 3 on the review sheet. One student shared that she used 2 to multiply the numerator and denominator of 2/4, and she got 4/8. I remind the students as we go through the answers to the equivalent fractions that these are just sample answers. They may have different answers. I tell them that their answers are correct if they used the same number to multiply the numerator and denominator.

Next, we discuss changing mixed numbers to improper fractions. "What is an improper fraction?" Student response: An improper fraction is when a numerator is greater than the denominator or when the numerator is the same as the denominator. (This is an honor roll student. I complimented her on using complete sentences in her answer.) I remind the students that we learned to draw out models of the mixed number and improper fractions. Also, we learned to use multiplication and addition to change a mixed number to an improper fraction. To demonstrate, on the Smart board, I draw a model of 7 1/3 for the students to see. We counted the shaded pieces to get 22/3. Together, we used multiplication and addition to solve the problem as well. 3 x 7 = 21 + 1= 22/3. I let the students know that their answer must always connect to the model.

I continue to work with the students on the rest of the review. The students' questions are answered. I continue to question the students to get a feel for their level of understanding of the skills. Some examples of student work are shared with the class so that they will know good samples of Student Work - Fractions Review.jpg. Upon completing the review, the students play Fraction Bingo.

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#### Game Time

*30 min*

To let the students have a bit of fun while learning at the same time, we play Fraction Bingo. I tell the students that they have an opportunity to compare fractions by playing a game. I instruct the students to take out a sheet of paper and pencil so that they can use it during the game.

Each student is given a bingo card and chips to play the game. Each bingo card has a square box with a shaded model in each box. I pull a fraction from a bag. I call out the fraction. I let the students know that in this game, they find the model of the fraction that I call out. I tell them that they may have to find an equivalent fraction by multiplying or dividing. (This gives the students additional practice with comparing fractions and equivalent fractions.)

As I call out the fractions, I walk around to monitor the students' cards. I take a note of the students who are not correctly identifying the fractions. (This data will be used to group the students for intervention.)

The winners receive a small prize as they exit the class.

#### Resources

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The Fraction Review was a helpful way to assess how much students are remembering about all the skills we've practiced. My version of Word made it easy to rewrite the worksheet so the fractions are vertical, which seemed to help the students. Let me know if you would like a copy of it.

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- UNIT 1: Fractions
- UNIT 2: Skills Review
- UNIT 3: Algebra
- UNIT 4: Geometry
- UNIT 5: Patterns & Expressions
- UNIT 6: Problem-Solving Strategies
- UNIT 7: Decimals
- UNIT 8: Measurement and Data
- UNIT 9: Multiplication and Division Meanings
- UNIT 10: Place Value
- UNIT 11: Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
- UNIT 12: Multiplying and Dividing

- LESSON 1: Is it 1 or more than 1? (Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers)
- LESSON 2: Name that Fraction
- LESSON 3: Number Lines and Equivalent Fractions
- LESSON 4: Comparing Fractions
- LESSON 5: Explain Your Answer (Fractions)
- LESSON 6: Equivalent Fractions
- LESSON 7: Who has the largest fraction? (Ordering Fractions)
- LESSON 8: What's Another Name For Me?
- LESSON 9: My Personal Pizza
- LESSON 10: Fraction Game Day
- LESSON 11: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators
- LESSON 12: Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
- LESSON 13: Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators
- LESSON 14: Decomposing and Composing Fractions
- LESSON 15: Teresa's Pizza (Fraction Decomposition)
- LESSON 16: Modeling Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
- LESSON 17: Adding Mixed Numbers
- LESSON 18: Subtracting Mixed Numbers
- LESSON 19: Using Shapes to Model Fractions as Multiples of Unit Fractions
- LESSON 20: Multiplying a Fraction by a Whole Number
- LESSON 21: Fractions Review
- LESSON 22: What I Learned about Fractions Using Voki