This product is a fabulous review project your students will LOVE! The preview shows 3 of the 5 page document describing the project.
The project has students create their own candy store in order to review all the 4th grade common core fraction standards including:
- Equivalent Fractions
- Comparing Fractions
- Ordering Fractions
- Adding & Subtracting Fractions with unlike denominators
- Multiplying Fractions by whole numbers
It allows them to create a name, logo, and slogan for their candy store. It then has them research candy recipes (lots of website links are provided in this product). They must use recipes that have fractions in them.
The last page of the project has them create word problems using their fractions. They must include all the concepts above in their word problems. A rubric is included for grading.
I have used this project with my 4th grade classes the past 3 years, and they absolutely love it! It is a great way to review concepts before the Georgia Milestones, a fabulous extension project, or a great way to still have kids practice 4th grade standards through an engaging project after the Georgia Milestones!
This product is aligned to the following state standards:
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.
Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.
Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.
Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.
Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, if each person at a party will eat 3/8 of a pound of roast beef, and there will be 5 people at the party, how many pounds of roast beef will be needed? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?
I hope you and your students love this project as much as my class and I do! Please remember to leave feedback!
- Kara Lee