Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Exploring Equivalent Fractions - Section 3: Concept development


As you can see in my reflection video, this lesson's strength is developing students understanding with equivalent fractions through the use of a paper model. It was so fun to see my students understanding and hear them say things like, "Oh, I get it.  One half is equivalent to four eighths. They take up the same amount of space on the paper."   I loved hearing my students see the relationship between numerators and denominators when I wrote the fractions up on the board.  It was as nice way for me to remind students that many algorithms or shortcuts work because someone, sometime, somewhere, figured out a pattern, just as they did today. 


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Exploring Equivalent Fractions

Unit 6: Fraction Equivalents and Ordering Fractions
Lesson 10 of 14

Objective: SWBAT explore making equivalent fractions.

Big Idea: In this fun hands on lesson, students fold paper in order to build a conceptual understanding of equivalent fractions.

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Math, modeling, Fractions, equivalent fractions, paper folding
  55 minutes
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