Lesson Plan:

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July 22, 2015

## Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and describe fractions.

## Lesson

### Introduction (15 minutes)

• Introduce the lesson by telling students what a fraction is: a numerical quantity that is not a whole number.
• Show some examples on the board.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15 minutes)

• Pass out 2-3 cookies to each student.
• Ask the students to break the cookies into halves, quarters, and thirds. Ask them to show you their newly created cookie pieces.
• Draw the shapes of these fractions of cookies on the board. For example: draw a half circle when you ask the students to show you 1/2 of a cookie.
• Make sure to check each student throughout the activity and make sure that they understand the lesson.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)

• Ask students to practice drawing fractions on a piece of paper. They will be drawing cookies or circles. Ask them to draw 1/3, 2/3, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1/8 of a cookie or circle.

### Independent Working Time (20 minutes)

• Hand out the Cookie Fractions worksheets to the students. Allow them to work on the worksheets independently to see how much they understand of the lesson.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Ask students to draw fractions using other shapes. See how much they understand the concept.
• Support: Continue working with the students independently. Ask them to draw fractions of circles. If they are still unsure of the concept, work with them using cookies.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Draw fractions of shapes on the board and ask your students to identify the fractions.

### Review and Closing (20 minutes)

• Review what fractions are: a numerical quantity that is not a whole number.
• Read If You Were a Fraction to the class.