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* *Reflection: Student Communication
Quiz 1: Creating and Comparing Equivalent Fractions - Section 2: Administering the Quiz

I met with each of my students almost immediately after the quiz. I graded them quickly to give them the feedback they need to understand what their weaknesses are. I am amazed at how the connections are not clicking. I am seeing mastery in the classroom practices, but it didn't transfer for many students. I have reflected on what I need to do differently. I think that more classroom practice would be helpful. This group of students needed more time to draw number lines or models, and perhaps write more about their understanding in assignments. What seemed to click along in the classroom so easily, did not work here. Take a look at their work in this video clip. The quiz I have provided is modified from this quiz. I went back and fixed wording, to make sure that everything is crystal clear in the directions.

*Things aren't clicking...*

*Student Communication: Things aren't clicking...*

# Quiz 1: Creating and Comparing Equivalent Fractions

Lesson 5 of 12

## Objective: SWBAT create equivalent fractions and compare fractions using a fractional model.

## Big Idea: This quick formative assessment will show what students understand about equivalent fractions and comparing fractions through writing and drawing.

*40 minutes*

#### Warm Up: Candy Factory

*10 min*

To warm up for this quiz, I wanted them to settle in and get their minds wrapped around equivalency . I had them log onto the ap Candy Factory. This ap is great for them to work on by creating fractions of candy bars for order in a factory. Students have to divide and figure out what equivalent amount they need to fill the order. Students worked for about 10 minutes. I stopped them to talk a minute about what the quiz would be about. We talked about how we had learned to draw models to prove our understanding. I told them that this quiz would give them the opportunity to show their understanding of equivalency through drawing.

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#### Administering the Quiz

*30 min*

The standard says they need be able to show fractional models to represent fractions. This quiz is designed to get kids to show their understanding by drawing bar models and number lines. There is a writing component so they explain their thinking and not just show the drawings. On the second page, >< or = is used but students need to draw the reason for their choice.

To prepare their minds, I took a minute to focus their thinking on equivalence and jog their memory of how to draw the models. My students grasp the number line model much better than drawing the bars, so I felt the need to review before this quiz. I drew a couple of fractional models on the board and told my students I was going to do a quick review to prove that 4/6 and 8/12 were equivalent. I talked aloud as I drew the divisions for 4/6. I talked aloud about having to divide the 6th in half to create 12th's on the model just below it. When I finished, I asked if they're was any questions. I asked for "thumbs up" to see if they all understood equivalency. I drew 1/3 and 3/4 on the board and created a fractional models in front of them talking about the same size whole, the importance of drawing fractions in equal portions, and that they need to explain it by describing what their model proves.

When we were done, I administered the quiz to them. I roved and checked students about ten minute into it and saw that several were having difficulty.

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- UNIT 2: Metric Measurement
- UNIT 3: Graphing and Data
- UNIT 4: Concepts of Multiplication
- UNIT 5: Geometry
- UNIT 6: Fractions 1: Understanding Equivalence in Fractions and Decimals
- UNIT 7: Fractions 2: Addition and Subtraction Concepts/ Mini unit
- UNIT 8: Fractions 3 Mini Unit: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
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- UNIT 12: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
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- LESSON 1: Pre-Test Fractions 1. & Eggsciting Spiral Review
- LESSON 2: Understanding The Whole Through the iPad
- LESSON 3: The Equivalence: The Domino Effect
- LESSON 4: 2 Games that Compare Fractions with a Little RTI on the Side
- LESSON 5: Quiz 1: Creating and Comparing Equivalent Fractions
- LESSON 6: Fractions: Using Graph Paper to Prove Equivalency of Hundreths and Tenths
- LESSON 7: Comparing Fractions on a Numberline
- LESSON 8: The Depth of Decimals: Comparing Using A Fractional Model
- LESSON 9: Decimal War: Comparing Fractions Using Place Value
- LESSON 10: Comparing Decimals Using a Numberline
- LESSON 11: Quiz 2 Showing Our Understanding of Decimals
- LESSON 12: Fractions 1: Comparing Fractions and Decimals Assessment