Lesson Plan with resources.
In the beginning of the lesson we will go over vocabulary (like a half, one third, and three quarters). I will ask them about fractions in the real world and where they have heard these words. This will also be my preassessment. I will be able to see what they know about fractions so I can base my teaching on that. We will read a short book that pertains to fractions. Then, the students will be broken up in six groups where they will use paper plates to make fractions (halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, and sixths). This will provide them with a hands-on experience of the concept that a whole can be divided into equal parts in different ways. Independently, students will work on a worksheet where they will have to tell if each shape shows equal parts or unequal parts. Then, I will pass out a shape to each student that has been divided either equally or unequally. The students will have to decide if their shape is divided into equal parts or unequal parts. I will have the two sections on the chalkboard. The lesson will end with an assessment. This will allow me to see the results of their learning. This will enable me to plan and direct my lesson for the following day.