Reflection: Joy Fraction Mii - Section 2: Concept Development


One of the most difficult parts about this lesson is the preparatory time it takes to get the lesson ready.  If I were to do this again, I would ask a parent volunteer to spend time in the school with our die cut machine to cut the amount of colored squares necessary for this project..... about 800 squares of all various colors.

This lesson is a great lesson for students to take ownership in as well as let students experience an art lesson.  This lesson's strength is that students really seem to resonate with the idea that all of the color parts add up to make their entire Fraction Me.  This really helped my struggling students understand the meaning of numerator and denominator.  This lesson's biggest strength is it's ability to build students conceptual understanding in a fun kid friendly way! 


  Mosaic Fraction Fun and UNDERSTANDING
  Joy: Mosaic Fraction Fun and UNDERSTANDING
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Fraction Mii

Unit 6: Fraction Equivalents and Ordering Fractions
Lesson 6 of 14

Objective: SWBAT design and create fraction people to make sense of the meaning of numerator, denominator, and compare fractions of different sized wholes.

Big Idea: Mii creations! Students continue exploring fractions and extend their previous understanding of comparing fractions in this lesson by participating in an engaging art activity.

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