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 fraction circle. Ask students to think about what 2 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 . Guide students to say this number as 3/2 (three halves). Discuss 3/2 as an improper fraction and 1 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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