A perfect lesson for helping students practice their understanding of equivalent fractions in an engaging way. Much like the popular game Yahtzee, students roll dice and use the roll to make fractions. Students have to navigate finding equivalent fractions for simple fractions (one-half, two-thirds, etc).
-Detailed Lesson Plan
-3 Exit Tickets (1 per standard addressed), as well as answer keys for each Exit Ticket
This lesson addressed the following CCSS:
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1 Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3a Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
This lesson address the following NCTM standards:
Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems
-Develop understanding of fractions as parts of unit wholes, as parts of a collection, as locations on number lines, and as divisions of whole numbers.
Rational for this lesson and game:
In 3rd grade students will need to work extensively with fractions to ensure that they have mastered their understanding of fractions and will be able to use them in the years that follow in school. A strong grasp of fractions is an essential building block for many other forms of mathematics. 4th grade students benefit from continuing their work with equivalent fractions. This activity serves as a review, as well as a unique and interesting way to continue to practice equivalent fraction skills necessary to extend their learning into further work with fractions.
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