# Improving Deep Fraction Understanding: A Fraction Unit for Grades 3-5

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If you want to make teaching fractions more interactive, more engaging, more research based, and have a problem solving focus, this unit may be just what you are looking for! It is unlike any other fraction resource out there!

What is this unusual resource?

This year I traced my thinking and my student’s work through a constructivist fractions unit.I had many, many requests for the unit and its resources—and this is it! It is a labor of love! It includes 16 "investigations" that helped my students build their understanding of the fractions components of the Common Core and other rigorous math standards. This unit stresses problem solving, critiquing reasoning, explaining thinking, and an immersion in the Standards for Mathematical Practice. It is written off the fourth grade CCSS, but is easily adaptable for grades 3 and 5 and useful for any set of rigorous math standards. In fact, homeschooling families have found it invaluable for teaching small groups or even one child.

What is included?

--The full text complete with photos for all 16 fraction blog posts.
--Reproducible journal prompts to use in student notebooks
--Exit slips for formative fraction assessments with answers where possible
--Guiding questions
--Teaching tips
--Common Core Alignment sheets
--Materials needed for “hands on” fraction lessons (charts, directions, etc)
--The lessons/materials included in my “Hands On Fraction --Sequencing” resource AND my "Word Problems—Fractions Grade 4-5" resource
--Learning targets for each investigation
--Extra pages for homework, review, assessment, and so on
--and much more!

I would encourage you to download the preview file to get a "taste" of what this fraction unit is like. I have included a variety of pages to help you see what it is like. I do not want anyone to be disappointed as I realize it is a big investment! Every lesson has been used in my classroom and is documented with my thinking, my students' thinking, and photos. I spent one full month using this unit in my classroom. This is NOT a traditional math unit--it truly will push you as a teacher and your students . . . in a good way! Whether you are a classroom teacher, an interventionist, or teach your children at home, I am confident that you will find these investigations useful for building fraction understanding!

Many of these lessons extend for more than one day; this truly is a full month's worth of math instruction at your fingertips! Want to see a list of the learning targets? Know that many concepts are addressed along the way including addition and subtraction of fractions, equivalent fractions, unit fractions, problem solving, critiquing reasoning, and many more!

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1 Month

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