Lesson Plan : Proper and Improper Fractions

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 Grade 6

 proper fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers,simplify by writing in lowest terms
 Goal 1: The learner will understand and compute with rational numbers.
 1.04 Develop fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of non-negative rational numbers. a.Analyze computational strategies. b.Describe the effect of operations on size. c.Estimate the results of computations. d.Judge the reasonableness of solutions.
 construction paper, markers, ruler, manipulatives, paper, and pencil Smart board
 Students will complete bell ringer problem
 Teacher will demonstrate how to create fraction bars. Teacher will present and demonstrate lesson: definition of proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers. Teacher will demonstrate how to simply fractions by writing in lowest term. Students will simply fractions by writing in lowest terms.
 Students will create fraction bars as demonstrated by the teacher. Students will use created fraction bars (manipulatives) to show fractions as a part of a whole. Students will demonstrate understanding by defining a proper and improper fractions. Students will simply fractions by writing in lowest terms. Teacher will have students reflect by say and asked the following: Look over the solution. Does it seem probable? Did you answer the question? Are you sure? Did you answer using the language in the question?
 Student centered instruction/small group/pairing struggling students with a partner/extended time. Enrichment: Have students conduct Internet or library research and/or write a paragraph based on any type of mathematics related personal experience. Follow-up lesson….
Checking For Understanding:
 Question students on what a solution could be for dividing up a pizza to give to 8 people or how could divide up 8 pices of candy between 4 people. Ask students how many 8th make up a half. Ask similair questions.
 Give students round (rectangular) pieces of paper and have them fold it to divide it into 8 (or ???) equal parts.
 Exit Slip

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