Reflection: Flexibility Where Would It Be? - Section 3: Independent Practice


After teaching the group part of this lesson and watching how students wanted to measure in inches, feet, centimeters, etc even when no measurements were given, I decided not to relate the blank measuring tape divided into thirds to a ruler and inches. I just had them measure in thirds. 

I made the change in plans because my goal for the lesson was to identify thirds. I did not want the students to spend all their time trying to figure out the inches. This is a higher level skill and not what I needed them to understand.

  Change of Plans
  Flexibility: Change of Plans
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Where Would It Be?

Unit 9: Fractions
Lesson 3 of 10

Objective: SWBAT identify parts of inches, feet and centimeters as halves,and quarters as they use length to clarify fractional parts.

Big Idea: Fractions are numbers and seeing them as a part of a whole and a length helps conceptual understanding of what a fraction is.

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Math, Measurement, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, feet, inches, centimeters
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