Lesson Plan

Fractions of a Whole

Ready, set, fractions! In this hands-on lesson, your students will familiarize themselves with common fractions using concrete materials to practice splitting items into halves, thirds, and quarters.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Talk About Your Strategy: Fractions of a Whole pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify fractions and divide items into halves, thirds, and quarters.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Explain to your class that today, they will be learning about fractions. Define a fraction as a part of a whole.
  • Draw a picture of a common fraction on the board, to better illustrate the concept to your students.