Cookies and Cake? YUM! Give your students a positive fraction learning experience! Take a trip to the Baker’s Shoppe!
Lesson 1: Chocolate Pie To Divide
*Fractions start with a whole
-What is a whole?
-What are parts? How are parts and fractions alike?
-How are parts made? What does equal mean?
-What is the numerator? What is a denominator?
Lesson 2: Recipe Reads
-How do we talk about fractions using mathematical language?
Lesson 3: Fair Share
-How do I divide a whole into equal parts?
-How do I write the fraction represented by the parts?
-How do I count out the parts?
Lesson 4: Pies for my Eyes
-How do I read a picture of a fraction?
-How do I write about a picture of a fraction?
Unit and Lessons B
Lesson 1: Apron Strings
-What types of numbers are usually on a number line?
-What would the space be called between the whole numbers if we divided it into equal parts?
How do we show the fractions between the whole numbers?
-How can we use string to model a number line with fractional parts?
Extension- For students who want to experiment, when folding paper strips, have them write the whole numbers on each bend. They may also be ready to understand the concept of mixed numbers (dividing the space after the next whole number).
Unit and Lesson C
-What situations make two fractions equal or equivalent?
Lesson 2: My Piece is Bigger
-How can we tell if one piece of cake is equivalent to another?
-How do we show equivalent pieces on a number line?
-How do we show equivalent pieces in an area model?
- How do we write equivalent fractions to compare them?
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