Reflection: Relevance King Fraction - Section 4: Wrap Up


I wanted to stretch my students just a bit more, so I designed this wrap up activity to see if they could take the modeling component of what they had done in the lesson and then transfer that to a written model.  Most of my students were able to do this with ease. This is important and relevant because students who have difficulties with mathematics can benefit significantly from lessons that include multiple models that approach a concept at different cognitive levels. Mathematics education has recognized a substantial body of research showing that the best presentation sequence for new mathematical content is concrete, then pictorial, and lastly abstract.  Students used concrete manipulative in this lesson and then were presented with a challenge of creating their own pictorial model. 

  Moving towards abstract
  Relevance: Moving towards abstract
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King Fraction

Unit 5: Operations with Fractions
Lesson 10 of 14

Objective: SWBAT find the fraction of a whole number.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students interact with a story about King Fraction. Through interacting with the story, students gain an understanding for finding a fraction of a whole number.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, cooperative learning, inquiry, fraction of sets, fractions of whole numbers, manipulatives, active learning, modeling mathematics
  50 minutes
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