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Lesson Plan : Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
Teacher Name: | Miss Crusemire |
Grade: | Grade 4 |
Subject: | Math |
Topic: | Fractions |
Content: | Using and converting mixed numbers and improper fractions |
Goals: | Students will be able to name an improper fraction and a mixed number from a picture |
Objectives: | Students will be able to choose what level they would like to start on. Students will behave appropriately when working independently. |
Materials: | Fraction Circles Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions table worksheet (3 levels) Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions worksheet |
Introduction: | Each student will receive a ½ fraction circle. Ask students to think about what 2 ½’s would equal. Have students pair up with someone and see what they have now: 2 halves. How else can you say this? Two halves equal 1 whole. Then, tell students to form groups of 3. Now, ask them how much they have: 1 ½. Guide students to say this number as 3/2 (three halves). Discuss 3/2 as an improper fraction and 1 ½ as a mixed number. |
Development: | Teacher will model an example using fractions circles. Teacher will model determining the name for the improper fraction and mixed number. |
Practice: | Mixed numbers and Improper fractions differentiated instruction activity: Ask students to think about how well they understand the concept (stress importance of being honest- no shame in not fully understanding yet). They will either an easier, average, or harder worksheet. Each worksheet has a table with a column for improper fraction, mixed number, and picture representation- numbers are different based on difficulty. Students can work on these papers with someone else who chose the same level while teacher works with those who need extra support. |
Accommodations: | The practice portion of this lesson is differentiated instruction because students are completing worksheets based on their needs. |
Checking For Understanding: | Students will complete a formative assessment at the end of the lesson focusing on mixed numbers and improper fractions. |
Closure: | Teacher and students will discuss worksheets completed and formative assessment. |
Evaluation: | Students are evaluated by the formative assessment. |
Teacher Reflections: | This lesson went well! This is the first time I let the students choose what level they wanted to start on. Usually, students complete an assessment at the beginning of class and I place them in groups. I liked the idea of them choosing where they wanted to go. |
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