In this interactive math game, students choose to run in the fraction …

In this interactive math game, students choose to run in the fraction addition/subtraction, multiplication or division category. Then they solve the problems to keep the runner running.

One goal of this task is to help students develop comfort and …

One goal of this task is to help students develop comfort and ease with adding fractions with unlike denominators. Another goal is to help them develop fraction number sense by having students decompose fractions. Because the Egyptians represented fractions differently than we do, it can also help students understand that there can be many ways of representing the same number.

This task allows students to explore the way that the ancient Egyptians …

This task allows students to explore the way that the ancient Egyptians expressed fractions. This task provides the opportunity for students to practice adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators and to decompose fractions. Additionally, this task addresses mathematical practice standards because students must consider how fractions should be represented from the point of view of the ancient Egyptians.

The student will participate in a hands-on-lesson where they will understand and …

The student will participate in a hands-on-lesson where they will understand and be able to write equivalent forms of fractions. The students will learn and apply the concept of using fractions in everyday life.

Students find equivalent fractions and order fractions. Students also solve problems that …

Students find equivalent fractions and order fractions. Students also solve problems that involve adding and subtracting fractions with related denominators.

This task asks students to find and use two different common denominators …

This task asks students to find and use two different common denominators to add the given fractions. The purpose of this question is to help students realize that they can use any common denominator to find a solution, not just the least common denominator.

In this activity, students will develop the understanding that finding any common …

In this activity, students will develop the understanding that finding any common denominator, not just the least common denominator, is effective when adding fractions with unlike denominators. Students will have the chance to practice adding fractions with unlike denominators with more flexibility than it is traditionally taught. This aspect of the lesson helps facilitate class discussion about students' findings.

This task asks students to use two different denominators to subtract fractions. …

This task asks students to use two different denominators to subtract fractions. The purpose of this is to help students realize that any common denominator will work, not just the least common denominator.

In this activity students will develop the understanding that finding any common …

In this activity students will develop the understanding that finding any common denominator, not just the least common denominator, is effective when subtracting fraction with unlike denominators. Students will have the chance to practice subtracting fractions with unlike denominators with more flexibility than it is traditionally taught. This aspect of the lesson helps facilitate class discussion about students' findings.

In this unit, students build on fraction concepts from previous grades to …

In this unit, students build on fraction concepts from previous grades to understand fractions as division. They also use visual models to make estimates, add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers, and check the reasonableness of their answers. Finally, students explore strategies for solving fraction-of problems.

This activity is well-suited for the early part of fifth grade when …

This activity is well-suited for the early part of fifth grade when students are getting comfortable with working with fractions that have unlike denominators. The lesson provides some ways to adjust the game to challenge students. As students work together they will employ some of the mathematical practice standards while they form rationales and critique the rationales of others.

Students will activate their prior knowledge of Haiti from Feed the Hunger …

Students will activate their prior knowledge of Haiti from Feed the Hunger PBL and answer a few questions about Haiti statistics and value of money. They will also relate fractions to the statistics and money amounts. This lesson was developed by Erin Plummer as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

In this lesson, students will learning about monetary amounts (a quarter) and …

In this lesson, students will learning about monetary amounts (a quarter) and what a quarter could buy you here in the United States as well as in Haiti. Students will also be exploring fractions by comparing the same monetary amount to a fraction of a dollar and also write out a dollar amount using fractions in simpliest form. This lesson was developed by Marissa Piersanti as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.

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