Decimal Notation for Fractions with Denominators4th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: Math, Measurement and Data, Numbers and Operations Fractions
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: use decimal notation for fractions with denominators of 100; represent a fraction and a decimal greater than 1 as an improper fraction and its equivalent mixed number; construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others; model with mathematics.
Materials Needed: Required: Blank paper (1 per student) and/or small individual white boards for each student, Document camera or white board, Meter stick, Flashcard set, or number cubes
Printable Resources: Printable protocols - Teacher Copies: Task 1: Number lines, place value charts, shaded grid, Task 2: Shaded Grid, Task 4: Meter Stick, Task 5: Money Amounts Student Copies: Task 3: Blank Grids, Task 5: Digit Flashcards (option if no number cubes available), Task 6: Exit Ticket Task Copies
Lesson Plan Description
In this fully-scripted lesson plan, students begin with visual models such as number lines and shaded grids for identifying and writing fraction and decimal amounts. Real world applications feature measuring with meters and connecting decimal amounts to money amounts. Tasks feature partner work, group work, and independent problem solving.
The key understanding students will takeaway from this lesson plan is how to use decimal notation for fractions with denominators to 100. For example, by the end of this lesson, students will know how to rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.
Exit slips are also available in this lesson plan that will provide valuable instructional information to you regarding your students’ understanding of decimal notation for fractions with denominators.