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Overview:
This lesson focuses on comparing and ordering fractions in ways that encourage deeper understanding of’ ‘number sense’ by supporting learners to consider different techniques to order and compare fractions with different numerators and denominators. The three techniques covered in this lesson are those used to compare fractions with like numerators or denominators, unlike numerators or denominators and by comparing to a 1/2 benchmark. Emphasis are placed on the two latter techniques. Activities and practice exercises involve real-world problems including sales discounts, cooking measurements and school score reports.
Subject:
Mathematics
Level:
Upper Primary, Adult Education
Grades:
Grade 4
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment, Lesson Plan
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Date Added:
12/13/2016
License:
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Language:
English
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML

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Amanda Ireland
on Nov 09, 04:25pm Evaluation

CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.A.2: Strong (2)

When working with fractions, number lines do not provide students with a visual representation of what a fraction is. They are only memorizing where it is placed on the number line. I would have liked to have seen more work with manipulatives to represent fractions.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 09, 04:25pm Evaluation

Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Limited (1)

The final evaluation prompted students to apply what they have learned by providing additional examples, but only as a class discussion.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 09, 04:25pm Evaluation

Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Limited (1)

The demonstration was strong (even if I would not recommend teaching students to learn the concept that way), but the guided practice problems were weak and limited to three.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 09, 04:25pm Evaluation

Quality of Technological Interactivity: Not Applicable (N/A)

I could not get the swf file to work.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 09, 04:25pm Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Limited (1)

The evaluation was weak with only 5 questions, even the 5 questions were weak questions.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 09, 04:25pm Evaluation

Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Strong (2)

The warm-up activity was great. The students enjoyed getting up and moving around to learn about fractions.

Amanda Ireland
on Nov 09, 04:25pm Evaluation

Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Limited (1)

The technique used in the lesson to compare fractions takes away the concepts of what a fraction is and has students compare fractions as if they were whole numbers. This will hurt the students when they try to learn additional fraction concepts.

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Degree of Alignment2 (1 user)
Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter1 (1 user)
Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching2 (1 user)
Quality of Assessments1 (1 user)
Quality of Technological InteractivityN/A
Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises1 (1 user)
Opportunities for Deeper Learning1 (1 user)

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