Numbers and Fractions: Creating Equivalent Fractions
4th Grade• Half Day Lesson Plan
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Subject: Math, Numbers and Operations Fractions
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Equivalent Fractions, Multiplying to Create Equivalent Fractions, Dividing to Create Equivalent Fractions, Compare Fractions (<, >, or =)
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper (3 pieces per student), pencil, crayons/colored pencils, document camera or whiteboard, scissors (if students are creating their game cards), Optional: student dry erase boards and markers
Printable Resources: Optional: printable game cards (1 set per group); Optional: printable "Exit Slip" as an assessment component (1 copy per student)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day of lesson plans is broken down into 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Numbers and Operations-Fractions: recognizing and generating equivalent fractions. These lessons included: key vocabulary, helpful notes for reference, generating and identifying fractions through both multiplication and division, guided and independent practice of concept, and a game to reinforce the concept of equivalent fractions.
Segment 1: students will generate equivalent fractions through multiplication (n x a)/ (n x b).
Segment 2: students will generate equivalent fractions through division (a ÷ n) / (b ÷ n).
Segment 3: students will generate equivalent fractions using both multiplication and division.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.