My math lessons focus on student engagement and participation. I focus on developing conceptual understanding using manipulatives, specific language and activities. My lesson plans also include differientiated tasks that cater to the varying levels in the classroom.
1) To understand how to use fraction rods to demonstrate operations with fractions
2) To demonstrate understanding of converting mixed number to improper fractions and vice versa
If you have not used the Cuisenaire rods for fractions before, you may want to split this into two lessons to give time for students to understand how to use the rods before using them as a tool to explore mixed numbers.