Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding King Fraction - Section 3: Concept Development

 

Using the activity of the King's Game was an excellent way to build students conceptual development of finding a fraction of a whole number.  Students really connected with the idea of the game and referred back to the game as they solved the various problems.  Students often need a hands on approach in order to make sense of the mathematics.  By physically moving themselves around the room, they were able to own the knowledge for themselves and make sense of the problems.  For an interesting read and more information about kids' brains and sitting still, you can check this article out. 

My students absolutely loved this lesson and all the components  from the game to the partner work. While some educators may argue that finding a fraction of a whole numbers if more of a fifth grade skill, I chose to do this lesson using visual fraction model because of it's real world application.  Students often see or hear problems about fractions of groups.  Therefore I think this a very real world relevant skill that my students can persist with when allowed to use models. 

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King Fraction

Unit 5: Operations with Fractions
Lesson 10 of 14

Objective: SWBAT find the fraction of a whole number.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students interact with a story about King Fraction. Through interacting with the story, students gain an understanding for finding a fraction of a whole number.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, cooperative learning, inquiry, fraction of sets, fractions of whole numbers, manipulatives, active learning, modeling mathematics
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