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Gr 5 C5 Lesson Adding with Area Models

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Overview:
This lesson uses the area model to support students' work with adding fractions with unlike denominators. This is remixable if you add ideas to support the range of learners.
Subject:
Mathematics
Level:
Upper Primary
Grades:
Grade 5
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan
Author:
Date Added:
11/16/2019
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

Comments

Patricia Wells on Dec 08, 07:40pm

I am an elementary math coach and am always on the lookout for new resources for teachers. I am very visual myself, and using models in math is imperative for students in order to have that conceptual understanding.
Full alignment to depth and breadth of standard(s) tagged. I appreciate that you marked out the part of the standard that was not covered by this assignment. Has clear learning objectives that are achievable through completion of this resource. Has clear and sufficient assessment strategies that will accurately measure student progress and mastery of the specified standard.
Strengths: Offers ideas for interventions as well as extension. Also anticipates possible misconceptions and offers solutions for those misconceptions.
Opportunities: May want to consider an exit ticket or could integrate some technology like Plickers for students to use as a whole class response.

PAULA MCLAMB on Dec 08, 06:51pm

As a former fourth grade teacher who loves math, I think this is a terrific resource for adding fractions with unlike denominators. Examples are given and directions are clear and concise.
*Alignment to NC Standards: Full alignment to depth and breadth of standard(s) tagged

*Evidence of Learning Objectives: Has clear learning objectives that are achievable through completion of this resource

*Evidence of Assessment Strategies: Has clear and sufficient assessment strategies that will accurately measure student progress and mastery of the specified standards.

*Strengths and Opportunities per the High Quality PBL criteria: This resource is an exceptional resource for fifth grade adding fractions with unlike denominators. However, it is not a PBL. That should not be a deterrent from using this resource, as it is an excellent resource for the standards listed. One opportunity/suggestion—have students solve a problem along with the other questions on the exit ticket.

TAMARA KERR RAY on Dec 07, 01:26am

I am a 5th grade math teacher and I really like this resource. It is specific and to the point. This is a great way for teachers to collect data from observing students as they work through problems using manipulatives.
Full alignment to depth and breadth of standards 5.NF.1
The learning objectives are clear, specific, measurable and achievable through completion of this resource.
This resource has specific and enough assessment strategies that can determine whether students are mastering, making progress or not understanding this concept.
This resource has rigor and can foster critical thinking skills for this grade level based on the question stem and vocabulary used.
This resource is geared towards keeping student engaged in the activity.
Opportunities: This resource may want to include a rubric to help teachers assess student work with the exit ticket or include extra time in your lesson for students to make oral presentations to explain their reasoning.

MARQUITA MORRIS on Dec 01, 06:07pm

I am an Accelerated Teacher (interventionist & content coach) for 4th and 5th grade . I really enjoyed this lesson plan as it gives students the opportunity to model fractions with a visual representation (area model). I believe the lesson has:
-Full alignment to depth and breadth of standards tagged.
-Has clear learning objectives that are achievable through completion of this resource.
-Has clear and sufficient assessment strategies that will accurately measure student progress and mastery of the specified standard.
2 strengths: 1.) Students are actively engaged in an instructional task that promotes the Four C's. Task is appropriate given the age and ability of targeted learner. 2.) Key concepts, ideas, and arguments are clear and supported by an appropriate level of detail to ensure student understanding.
Opportunities for growth: I would do something different with the exit ticket. I think giving the students a word problem similar to the problem they started with to see if the student can complete the work independently would be more beneficial.

Jamie Dyas on Nov 26, 07:35pm

As a fifth grade teacher, I appreciate the math language being included into the lesson plan. It truly helps focus on using the best terminology to help build understanding.
-Full alignment to depth and breadth of standard(s) tagged.
-Has clear learning objectives that are achievable through completion of this resource
-Has clear assessment strategies that will accurately measure (student progress or mastery) of the specified standards, but needs additional (formative or summative) strategies

Strengths: This resource has great quality questions to ask students through the engagement portion of the lesson. The inclusion of the vocabulary math language, the visual models make it accessible to all students. The materials are simple to have available to all students.

Opportunities: Formal Evaluation/Exit Ticket lacks demonstration of student work. It is based on the questions and reflection of the questions, but does not require actual student work that demonstrates the ability to apply the learning targets. If students were asked to solve a problem that demonstrates the use of the model, a rubric could be added to support the students writing an explanation/reflection to the questions in regards to their learning. *The plan includes the language, "Use the attached grid papers to model fractions" but it does not seem actually attached to the document.

KATHLEEN WOODARD on Nov 26, 07:34pm

I am a 5th grade teacher in GCS, and I appreciate this as an introductory lesson for NC.Math.5.NF.1
This lesson has partial alignment by covering only the adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators part of standard and should be considered as part of a unit that would address the standard. This resource has clear learning objectives that are achievable through completion of this resource. This resource has some assessment strategies that will measure student progress of the specified standard, but needs additional summative strategies.
This resource is a lesson done in a day or two, and not PBL. It has great examples of visual models. Great for beginning teacher support.

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