This transcript is designed to accompany my PowerPoint lecture, "PowerPoint Fractions-Comparing" to aid teachers in using the PowerPoint slides. The transcript is based on how I have taught fractions to individual children. However, this lecture is designed for a classroom setting. I have purposely included a number of practice problems to allow active class participation and demonstration of concepts. If you are pressed for time, you may decide to skip some of these slides. The slides and transcripts are designed so that you can simply read the transcript in class while you scroll through the slides. For best results, I suggest you review the transcript and the slides the night before. However if you are pressed for time, simply follow the instructions on this transcript and read words highlighted in red, while showing the slides. This would allow you to perform a complete lecture on comparing fractions with common numerators, common denominators and fractions that do not have a common numerator or denominator. What a teacher would read and say to the class are marked in red. There are also intentionally left blank spaces for you to fill out names that pertain to your class to make the lecture more personable. I have also included time to pause to allow class participation. The students should all have paper and pencil ready to write down the answer to questions, take notes and work out problems. There are a total of 53 lecturing slides, however many of the slides have repetitive concepts and are designed to emphasize those important concepts. The slides are designed purposefully with simplicity and some can be shown for less than 30 seconds each. Slides 43-53 require that students have a basic knowledge of common denominators and a basic understanding of ratios that make number 1. It would be helpful to review these topics prior to those slides. I anticipate this lecture to be roughly 20-30 minutes depending on how much you allow your class to participate. I hope you and your students will find this lecture helpful. ! Happy teaching!
You can find the companion animated lecture slides under my store, Simple Concepts, on the Teachers Pay Teachers website or by copying and pasting the following link:
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