Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Assessment of Fractional Halves and Fourths - Section 4: Dividing Circles, Squares and Rectangles Into Fractional Parts


If you look at the student work in the section resource, you will notice that one student went beyond the 1/2 and 1/4 expectations.  He was one of a few students that broke their shapes into other fractional parts too.  As they were doing this during class, I didn't stop them but rather waited to see if they truly got it on their own.  This was self driven and it showed me that they truly understood the idea of fractional parts needing to be equal and who to represent them with the appropriate fraction notation.  

  Going Beyond the Expectation
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Going Beyond the Expectation
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Assessment of Fractional Halves and Fourths

Unit 13: Fraction Action Lessons
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT correctly use the terms halves and quarters. SWBAT partition a whole into equal parts and name each part with a fraction.

Big Idea: Students will work with the idea of 1/2 and 1/4 fractions through an assessment task and an activity that has them breaking squares, rectangles and circles into 1/2 and 1/4 pieces.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, 1st Grade Math, 1/2 and 1/4
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