Numbers & Fractions: Identify Equivalent Fractions Using Visual Models and Number Lines3rd Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: Math, Numbers and Operations Fractions
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Generate Equivalent Fractions, Visual Models (Shapes & Number Lines), Compare Fractions (<, >, or =)
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper (3 pieces per student), pencils, crayons, document camera or whiteboard, ruler (optional), scissors, 1 of the following: printable game cards -or- index cards (38 per pair) -or- 5 pieces of paper per pair
Printable Resources: Required: printable number line handouts (1 copy per student); Optional: printable "Exit Slips" as an assessment component (1 copy per student); Optional: printable "Equivalent Fractions Visual Model" (1 copy per student); Optional: printable game cards (1 set per group)
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 using visual models (shapes & number lines), guided and independent practice of concept, and a game to reinforce the concept of equivalent fractions.
- Segment 1: students will generate equivalent fractions using a visual model (shapes).
- Segment 2: students will locate equivalent fractions on a number line and generate equivalent fractions on a number line.
- Segment 3: students will locate equivalent fractions on a number line and compare fractions (<, >, or =).
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.