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
Loading resource...
 

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.

  Print Lesson
1 teacher likes this lesson
Subject(s):
Math, Measurement, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, feet, inches, centimeters
  60 minutes
100 1150
 
1
2
3
4
Similar Lessons
 
Partitioning squares to create triangles
2nd Grade Math » Partitioning Shapes
Big Idea: Students learn about equal shapes and then explore dividing squares to make equal triangles.
  Favorites(1)
  Resources(18)

Environment: Urban
Caitlin Vaughan
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close