Reflection: Standards Alignment Investigating Fractions with Smarties - Section 3: Student Practice


I would have to say that it's sometimes difficult to figure out all that I'm supposed to teach at the 4th grade level in math. Sometimes the Common Core standards don't specifically address certain concepts, such as simplest form. 

I also know that teaching beyond the standards can take away from the depth that you can teach specific standards appropriate at that grade level. If I always take the time to teach above and beyond 4th grade standards, this takes from the students' opportunity to gain a solid understanding of 4th grade standards.

Looking back on my equivalent fractions lessons, I wish I would have slipped in a lesson on simplest form. Instead, I'll integrate this concept into homework practice so we can move on to comparing fractions! 

  4th Grade CCSS Standards
  Standards Alignment: 4th Grade CCSS Standards
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Investigating Fractions with Smarties

Unit 10: Fractions
Lesson 8 of 16

Objective: SWBAT identify equivalent fractions.

Big Idea: Students will find equivalent fractions using Smarties candy rolls.

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Math, Measurement and Methods, Fractions, equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, smarties, ruler, fraction equivalency, fraction tiles
  100 minutes
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