Lesson Plan Area Models and Multiplying Fractions Need extra help for EL students? Try the Visually Multiplying Fractions pre-lesson. Learning Objectives
Students will be able to illustrate products of a fraction times a fraction with an area model.
Introduction (5 minutes)
Show your students a T-chart with "area" for one column and "model" for the other. Ask your students to turn to a neighbor and tell them something they know about each word.
Have students share out their ideas with the whole class and note their ideas in the T-chart.
Draw a single column chart titled "Area Model" and repeat the previous inquiry and share process.
Explain that today's lesson is about a particular
area model: a rectangular illustration often used to show products or sums of repeat addition. (Add this explanation to the area model chart.)
Allow students to share their ideas in their home language (L1) or their new language (L2). Give them the chance to draw their ideas about area and models.
Allow students to take notes, copying your teacher markings and drawing pictures to support their understanding.
Have them restate the definition for "area model" and rephrase the definition in their L1 or L2.
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