Reflection: Relevance Class Fractions - Section 1: Opener


The opener to this lesson may not seem like the greatest activity that I could think of but I feel as though I should defend my thinking.  I think sometimes students fear math.  They think it is boring and no fun at all.  Well, sometimes as an educator we have to take down that wall of fear and just make math fun.  Students love competitions and this was a relatively simple one.  Yet, at the same time, was it simple?  As I was only requiring students to match things up to one another you would think the thinking level was pretty low.  I disagree.  I think that it required a lot of spatial reasoning on the part of the student.  Not only did it work on spatial reasoning, the students had to rely on identifying small differences within a group of seemingly similar shapes.  This activity probably flew under the radar for students as being a “math” activity but I wasn’t fooled. 

  It's not just a game.
  Relevance: It's not just a game.
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Class Fractions

Unit 4: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Lesson 4 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to create and identify benchmark fractions.

Big Idea: That fraction sure is a class act.

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Math, Fractions, mixed numbers
  60 minutes
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