Reflection: Complex Tasks Fractions of a Set - Section 1: Whole Group Lesson


This lesson turned out to be a two day working session with the students.  I realized as we were working that they could not name the equivalent fractions in each set.  What I failed to do was back up and realize that this task was not the right one at the right time to discuss equivalencies.  The real goal was to name and write fractions of a set.   

I pushed too much too hard.  If you do this activity, as it is a good one, go slow and don't expect to discuss equivalencies unless it is with a student or group of students that are fully ready. This is a complex task and should have had a lot more front loading before asking the children to be independent. 

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Fractions of a Set

Unit 6: Unit Fractions
Lesson 12 of 13

Objective: Students will be able to find a fraction of a whole set.

Big Idea: Children see fractions as partitions of one whole object first. This lesson will begin them on the "tasty" path of finding fractions in a whole set.

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Math, Fractions, numerator, denominator, wholes, sets, partition, Critical Area, Literacy in Math
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