Format
1. This program begins with an introduction to Professor Raab in the Math Lab.
2. We discuss division problems.
3. Then we introduce Fraction Hero with a short video to solve a division problem that requires sharing.
4. Students will have time to make play-doh candy bars and partition them using plastic knives to make equal shares.
5. We return to Fraction Hero who introduces the idea of Unit Fractions as expressions of equal shares. Counting of Unit Fractions is practiced.
6. Students create fraction strips and use fraction tiles to compare unit fractions.
7. A video call from Andre spurs a discussion about comparing unit fractions. We count unit fractions and discuss how much of a cake is eaten and uneaten.
8. A short game show is played to reinforce and assess the learning.
Objectives
The Participant will:
Partition a Whole Into Equal Parts, identifying and counting Unit Fractions using concrete models, fraction strips, and pictorial area models
Represent and Identify Fractional Parts of Different Wholes
Partition a Whole into Equal Parts to identify the Unit Fraction, and build Non-Unit Fractions Less than One from Unit Fractions
Identify and Represent Shaded and Non-Shaded Parts of One Whole as Fractions.
Represent Parts of One Whole as Fractions with Number Bonds
Standards Alignment
National Standards
National Common Core Standards
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1
Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
State Standards
New York State Learning Standards
From EngageNY
Topic A and B of Module 5.
3.NF.1: Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
This program works with Topic A and B of Module 5.
Standards: 3.G.2, 3.NF.1, 2.NF.3c, 3.G.2
Among the learning objectives are:
Partition a Whole Into Equal Parts, identifying and counting Unit Fractions using concrete models, fraction strips, and pictorial area models (Lesson 1, 2, 3)
Represent and Identify Fractional Parts of Different Wholes (Lesson 4)
Partition a Whole into Equal Parts to identify the Unit Fraction, and build Non-Unit Fractions Less than One from Unit Fractions (Lessons 5 and 6)
Identify and Represent Shaded and Non-Shaded Parts of One Whole as Fractions. (Lesson 7)
Represent Parts of One Whole as Fractions with Number Bonds (Lesson 8)