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Fraction's Narration

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Author: Rachel Lamb
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  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 351
Title:
Fraction's Narration
Digital Tool/Resource:
EduCreations
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

Educreations is a digital white board where students can draw, narrate, and view different lessons. Students can create their own lessons or view ones that other people have made.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 4
40 ) Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. [L.4.3]

a. Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.* [L.4.3a]

b. Choose punctuation for effect.* [L.4.3b]

c. Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion). [L.4.3c]

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • produce authentic artifacts using digital tools.
  • review and revise authentic artifacts using digital tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • multimedia
  • artifacts
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to use a variety of digital tools in which they can create or revise authentic artifacts to share their knowledge.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • design and create authentic artifacts using approved digital tools that meet COPPA guidelines.
  • review an authentic artifact to revise with new or additional information.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • everyone can be an author, producer, director, etc.
  • using digital tools.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 4
12) Use basic features of digital tools to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs and/or persuades.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • use basic features of digital tools to communciate key ideas and details in a way that informs and/or persuades.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • digital tools
  • communicate
  • key ideas
  • informs
  • persuades
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • digital tools are available that enable them to inform others.
  • digital tools are available that enable them to persuade others.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use basic features such as headings, text, and images to communicate key ideas that inform and/or persuade.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • digital tools can be used to communicate by informing and/or persuade others.
Mathematics
MA2019 (2019)
Grade: 4
16. Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a whole number times a fraction.

a. Model and explain how a non-unit fraction can be represented by a whole number times the unit fraction.

Example:
9/8=9 x 1/8

b. Extend previous understanding of multiplication to multiply a whole number times any fraction less than one.

Example: 4 x 2/3= 4 x 2/3= 8/3

c. Solve word problems involving multiplying a whole number times a fraction using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

Examples: 3 x 1/2, 6 x 1/8
Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Model and explain a fraction as a multiple of a unit fraction.

  • Example: 5/3 = 1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3 or 5 x 1/3 or (5 x 1)/3.
  • Multiply a whole number times any fraction less than 1 and justify the product.

  • Example: 5 x 2/3 is 5 sets of two-thirds, which is ten-thirds. or 5 x 2/3 = 5 x (2 x 1/3) = (5 x 2) x 1/3 = 10 x 1/3 or 10/3.
  • Solve word problems involving multiplying a whole number times a fraction using a visual model and equation to represent the problem.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Whole number
  • Fraction
  • Non-unit fraction
  • Unit fraction
  • Fraction less than one
  • Fraction greater than one
  • Visual fraction model
  • Equation
  • Decompose
  • Recompose
  • Compose
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Models or equations to represent multiplication situations.
  • The fraction a/b is equivalent to the unit fraction 1/b being iterated or "copied" the number of times indicated by the numerator, a.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Model and explain how a non-unit fraction can be expressed as multiplication.
  • Multiply a whole number times any fraction less than one.
  • Solve word problems involving a whole number times a fraction using a visual fraction model and equation to represent the problem.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Previous work involving multiplication with whole numbers can be extended to fractions in showing multiplication as putting together equal-sized fractional groups.
  • Problem solving situations involving multiplication of a whole number times a fraction can be solved using a variety of strategies, models, and representations.
Diverse Learning Needs:
Essential Skills:
Learning Objectives:
M.4.16.1: Recognize fractions in their simplest forms.
M.4.16.2: Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers.
M.4.16.3: Demonstrate an understanding of fractional parts.
M.4.16.4: Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.
M.4.16.5: Recall basic multiplication facts.
M.4.16.6: Define multiple.
M.4.16.7: Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size.
M.4.16.8: Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole.
M.4.16.9: Record results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
M.4.16.10: Name the first ten multiples of each one-digit natural number.
M.4.16.11: Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers.
M.4.16.12: Solve simple fractions using multiplication strategies.
M.4.16.13: Recognize equivalent forms of fractions.
M.4.16.14: Multiply proper fractions with common denominators 2-10.
M.4.16.15: Solve word problems using whole numbers.
M.4.16.16: Write number sentences for word problems.
M.4.16.17: Identify key terms in word problems.
M.4.16.18: Multiply and divide within 100.
M.4.16.19: Recall basic multiplication facts.

Prior Knowledge Skills:
  • Define fraction, numerator, and denominator.
  • Identify the parts of a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts and size 1/b.
  • Label numerator, denominator, and fraction bar.
  • Identify parts of a whole with two, three, or four equal parts.
  • Distinguish between equal and non-qual parts.
  • Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares; describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters; and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of.
  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding of adding or subtracting 10 using concrete models.
  • Recognize the place value of ones, tens and hundreds.
  • Count forward and backward by 100.
  • Count forward and backward by 10.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.4.15 Model decomposing fractions having like denominators, using visual fraction models (limit to half and fourths).


Learning Objectives:

The student will create a drawing and narration about how to multiply a fraction by a whole number and justify their steps by using the digital tool Educreations.

The students will use correct language and its conventions when speaking in their narration

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

The student(s) will create a narrative drawing on Educreations about how to solve a math problem where they multiply a fraction by a whole number. Students will describe and justify all the steps needed to correctly solve the problem, have the equation written out in all of their steps, and include drawings to help justify what they are doing and explain their thinking processes.  

Assessment Strategies:

Students will be assessed for:

Correct answer to the problem

For justification of steps

For accurate drawings

For using appropriate language skills when speaking


Advanced Preparation:

The teacher must have iPad’s, a computer lab, or individual laptops for students to use. They also must have a microphone for students to use if the technology doesn't already have one. The teacher should have the app or website already downloaded and pulled up. The teacher should also have the math problems they want students to use already picked out for them.

Variation Tips (optional):
 
Notes or Recommendations (optional):

Educreations can be used with any grade, subject, or standard. This activity can be manipulated to fit any grade, subject, or standard.

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