# ALEX Lesson Plan

## Fraction Fun

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 Author: Carla Richardson System: Jasper City School: Memorial Park Elementary School The event this resource created for: GEMS
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 26151 Title: Fraction Fun Overview/Annotation: The students will participate in a hands-on lesson about dividing a whole object into parts. They will also practice simple addition.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Technology Education TC2 (2009) Grade: K-2 7 ) Use digital tools to access and retrieve information. Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries, search engines, directories •  Evaluating accuracy of digital content Example: determining fact versus opinion Mathematics MA2015 (2015) Grade: 1 21 ) 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. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares. [1-G3] English Language Arts ELA2015 (2015) Grade: 1 32 ) Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media. [SL.1.2]

Local/National Standards:

NCTM-Kindergarten

Number and Operations: Representing, comparing, and ordering whole numbers and joining and separating sets
Children use numbers, including written numerals, to represent quantities and to solve quantitative problems, such as counting objects in a set, creating a set with a given number of objects, comparing and ordering sets or numerals by using both cardinal and ordinal meanings, and modeling simple joining and separating situations with objects. They choose, combine, and apply effective strategies for answering quantitative questions, including quickly recognizing the number in a small set, counting and producing sets of given sizes, counting the number in combined sets, and counting backward.

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will learn and apply the concept of dividing a whole object into parts. Student's will demonstrate simple addition by adding toppings to the pizza.

The students may take play dough and practice dividing into halves, thirds, and fourths. The students may also make a list of food items that could be divided into halves, thirds, and fourths.

Preparation Information
 Total Duration: 61 to 90 Minutes Materials and Resources: Give Me Half by Stuart J. Murphy, paper plates, glue, markers, scissors, construction paper for pizza toppings Technology Resources Needed: Computer, presentation software, word processing software, LCD projector Background/Preparation: Be sure that computer has presentation and word processing software!
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