**Title:** Fraction Action

**Description:**
The students 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.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 11: Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. [5-NF1]

**Subject:**Mathematics (4 - 5)

**Title:**Fraction Action

**Description:**The students 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.

**Title:** Gallon Man Meets Fraction Friend: An Introductory Lesson on Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

**Description:**
This hands-on, minds-on activity helps students use what they already know about customary measurement (CCRS 2010 #18 [5.MD.1]: Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system.) to help them add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 12: Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally, and assess the reasonableness of answers. [5-NF2]

**Subject:**Mathematics (5)

**Title:**Gallon Man Meets Fraction Friend: An Introductory Lesson on Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

**Description:**This hands-on, minds-on activity helps students use what they already know about customary measurement (CCRS 2010 #18 [5.MD.1]: Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system.) to help them add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators.

**Title:** Aquarium Project

**Description:**
The class is given money to purchase fish for a class aquarium. Students must use the size and lifestyle requirements for the fish to decide which type to buy. Students must present their proposal to the principal in a letter.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (6) 6: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. [6-NS3]

**Subject:**Mathematics (5 - 6), or Technology Education (6 - 8)

**Title:**Aquarium Project

**Description:**The class is given money to purchase fish for a class aquarium. Students must use the size and lifestyle requirements for the fish to decide which type to buy. Students must present their proposal to the principal in a letter.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.

**Title:** Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

**Description:**
During this technology based lesson, students learn how to add and subtract mixed numbers by exploring websites on the Internet. Students demonstrate their knowledge of fractions by participating in practice activities on the Internet.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 16: Solve real-world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. [5-NF6]

**Subject:**Mathematics (4 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)

**Title:**Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

**Description:**During this technology based lesson, students learn how to add and subtract mixed numbers by exploring websites on the Internet. Students demonstrate their knowledge of fractions by participating in practice activities on the Internet.

**Title:** Kids and Money

**Description:**
This lesson is used to show students how a bank pays interest to people who deposit money into it and charges interest to people who borrow money from it.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 14: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction. [5-NF4]

**Subject:**Mathematics (4 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)

**Title:**Kids and Money

**Description:**This lesson is used to show students how a bank pays interest to people who deposit money into it and charges interest to people who borrow money from it.

**Title:** Fun with Fractions

**Description:**
In this seven-lesson unit from Illuminations, students explore relationships among fractions through work with the set model. This early work with fraction relationships helps students make sense of basic fraction concepts and facilitates work with comparing and ordering fractions and working with equivalency.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 11: Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. [5-NF1]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Fun with Fractions

**Description:**In this seven-lesson unit from Illuminations, students explore relationships among fractions through work with the set model. This early work with fraction relationships helps students make sense of basic fraction concepts and facilitates work with comparing and ordering fractions and working with equivalency.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Investigating Equivalent Fractions with Relationship Rods

**Description:**
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students investigate the length model by working with relationship rods to find equivalent fractions. Students develop skills in reasoning and problem solving as they explain how two fractions are equivalent (the same length). Relationship rods are wooden or plastic rods in ten different colors, ranging in length from one to ten centimeters.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 12: Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally, and assess the reasonableness of answers. [5-NF2]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Investigating Equivalent Fractions with Relationship Rods

**Description:**In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students investigate the length model by working with relationship rods to find equivalent fractions. Students develop skills in reasoning and problem solving as they explain how two fractions are equivalent (the same length). Relationship rods are wooden or plastic rods in ten different colors, ranging in length from one to ten centimeters.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Inch by Inch

**Description:**
In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use an actual ruler to represent various fractions as lengths. This lesson builds on work done in a previous lesson with nonstandard measurement as students use a standard instrument to measure a variety of items. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 19: Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (^{1}/_{2}, ^{1}/_{4}, ^{1}/_{8}).
Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. [5-MD2]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Inch by Inch

**Description:**In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use an actual ruler to represent various fractions as lengths. This lesson builds on work done in a previous lesson with nonstandard measurement as students use a standard instrument to measure a variety of items. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Flipping Fractions

**Digital Tool:**
Mixed Number to Improper Fraction Video **Web Address URL:**
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggYdPef3Nuk **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 16: Solve real-world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. [5-NF6]**Digital Tool Description:** This YouTube Video is a tool used to review changing mixed numbers to improper fractions when preparing to teach the students adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.

**Title:**Flipping Fractions

**Digital Tool:**Mixed Number to Improper Fraction Video

**Digital Tool Description:**This YouTube Video is a tool used to review changing mixed numbers to improper fractions when preparing to teach the students adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.

**Title:** Adding Fractions with Splash Math

**Digital Tool:**
Splash Math App Grade 5 **Web Address URL:**
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/splash-math-grade-5/id504807361?mt=8 **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 11: Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. [5-NF1]**Digital Tool Description:** The Splash Math App is a paid app that is available for Grades K-5. However, there is a free version of the app per grade level that allows for a limited amount of access per day. This app is a great tool to use for reinforcing mathematic skills and providing extra practice in skill areas. This tool can be used for individual, small group, or whole group instruction.

**Title:**Adding Fractions with Splash Math

**Digital Tool:**Splash Math App Grade 5

**Digital Tool Description:**The Splash Math App is a paid app that is available for Grades K-5. However, there is a free version of the app per grade level that allows for a limited amount of access per day. This app is a great tool to use for reinforcing mathematic skills and providing extra practice in skill areas. This tool can be used for individual, small group, or whole group instruction.

**Title:** Interactive Fraction Comparisons

**Digital Tool:**
Illuminations:Fraction Game **Web Address URL:**
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=18 **Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 11: Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. [5-NF1]**Digital Tool Description:** This interactive game allows students to practice finding equivalent fractions, and adding fractions

**Title:**Interactive Fraction Comparisons

**Digital Tool:**Illuminations:Fraction Game

**Digital Tool Description:**This interactive game allows students to practice finding equivalent fractions, and adding fractions

**Title:** Number and Operations Web Links

**Description:**
This collection of Web links, reviewed and presented by Illuminations, offers teachers and students information about and practice in concepts related to arithmetic. Users can read the Illuminations Editorial Board's review of each Web site, or choose to link directly to the sites.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 26: Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties. [5-G4]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Number and Operations Web Links

**Description:**This collection of Web links, reviewed and presented by Illuminations, offers teachers and students information about and practice in concepts related to arithmetic. Users can read the Illuminations Editorial Board's review of each Web site, or choose to link directly to the sites.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

**Title:** Communicating about Mathematics Using Games: Playing Fraction Tracks

**Description:**
Mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another. In addition, games can motivate students and engage them in thinking about and applying concepts and skills. This e-example from Illuminations contains an interactive version of a game that can be used in the grades 3-5 classroom to support students' learning about fractions. e-Math Investigations are selected e-examples from the electronic version of the Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (PSSM). The e-examples are part of the electronic version of the PSSM document. Given their interactive nature and focused discussion tied to the PSSM document, the e-examples are natural companions to the i-Math investigations.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 26: Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties. [5-G4]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Communicating about Mathematics Using Games: Playing Fraction Tracks

**Description:**Mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another. In addition, games can motivate students and engage them in thinking about and applying concepts and skills. This e-example from Illuminations contains an interactive version of a game that can be used in the grades 3-5 classroom to support students' learning about fractions. e-Math Investigations are selected e-examples from the electronic version of the Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (PSSM). The e-examples are part of the electronic version of the PSSM document. Given their interactive nature and focused discussion tied to the PSSM document, the e-examples are natural companions to the i-Math investigations.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5

**Title:** Fraction Models

**Description:**
This student interactive, from Illuminations, explores several representations for fractions using adjustable numerators and denominators. Students can see decimal and percent equivalents, as well as a model that represents each fraction.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (7) 5: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division and of fractions to multiply and divide rational numbers. [7-NS2]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Fraction Models

**Description:**This student interactive, from Illuminations, explores several representations for fractions using adjustable numerators and denominators. Students can see decimal and percent equivalents, as well as a model that represents each fraction.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5,6,7,8

**Title:** Fraction Game

**Description:**
This student interactive, from Illuminations, simulates a flash card fraction game. Students flip cards one at a time and try to match the values to the given number lines.
**Standard(s): **

[MA2015] (5) 19: Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (^{1}/_{2}, ^{1}/_{4}, ^{1}/_{8}).
Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. [5-MD2]

**Subject:**Mathematics

**Title:**Fraction Game

**Description:**This student interactive, from Illuminations, simulates a flash card fraction game. Students flip cards one at a time and try to match the values to the given number lines.

**Thinkfinity Partner:**Illuminations

**Grade Span:**3,4,5,6,7,8