Lesson: Fundamentals of Fractions

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Lesson Objective
Lesson Plan
Do Now
Record the each word and their meaning your math journal. "Fraction" words are
1. fraction
2.denominator
3. numerator.
or
Disribute a Fraction Words sheet to each student. Allow student to paste each sheet into their math journals.
Opening
State today's ojective.
Direct Instruction
Read aloud and discuss the meaning of each "fraction word". Direct students' attention to the following example:
Display a figure that shows 1 out of 2 equal parts is shaded (1/2). Explain that the numerator tells how many parts are being counted. The denominator tells how many equal parts there are the whole. Discuss differebt ways to read the fractions. For example, 1/2 can be read onehalf or 1 out off 2 equal parts. Ask What is the numerator in 1/2? What is the denominator?
Display a figure that shows 2 out of 3 equal parts are shaded (2/3). Tell students that 3 is the denominator. Ask what is the numerator?
Guided Practice
Distribute "Fundamentals of Fractions" Practice Sheet.
Guide students through number 1, 2 and 3.
Independent Practice
Complete 410 of "Fundamentals of Fractions" Practice Sheet.
Closing
Discuss answers to 410 of Fundamentals of Fractions Practice Sheet.
Lesson Resources
GP Fundamentals of Fractions Activity  
DN Fraction Words Starter / Do Now 
Resource copied from Fundamentals of Fractions by Tara Watts
Lesson Details:
Subject(s): Fractions, Math, Number Sense and Operations, equivalent fractions, equal fractions, parts, wholes
Grade(s): Third grade
License: CC Attribution 3.0
Created: January 22nd, 2013
Visibility: Public