1. Topic Of Lesson Plan

Fractions....Are They Intricate or Elementary 


2. Lesson Content

Denominator
Numerator
Whole Number
Mixed Fraction
Improper Fraction
Cross Multiplication
Equal Parts
Simple Fractions
Equivalent Fractions
Variation
Parts of a Whole



3. Goals And Expectations

1.Solve addition and subtraction problems involving fractions.
2.Add and subtract proper and improper fractions as well as mixed
numbers.
3.Recognize equivalent representations for the same number 


4. Objectives

GLE 0506.2.4:
Develop fluency with addition and subtraction of proper and improper
fractions and mixed numbers; explain and model the alogorithm.
GLE 0506.2.5:
Develop fluency in solving multistep problems using whole numbers,
fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals. 


5. Materials and Aids

Overhead Projector
Microsoft PowerPoint
Computer
Math Notes Spiral
Caclculator
Pencils with Erasers
Extra Notebook Paper
Colored Pencils
Colored Marshmellows
Plates
White Posteboard
Marshmellow Past 


6. Methods Used and Procedures

A. Introduction
1.Begin with these questions:
What are fractions?
What are everyday items that you can think of that have fractions
involved?
What professions deal with fractions daily?
Why are fractions important?
2.Today we are going to answer the question, "Fractions....Are they
intricate or elementary."
3. 


B. Development
1.Without the music playing, go through the entire powerpoint slide
slowly explaining each of the terms and how they play into fractions.
2.Go through the entire powerpoint slide for a 2nd time and this time
focus on the pizza slides.
Have students take their marshmellows and design the pizza examples
by using the marshmellows
Take the plate and have the students divide the plate as if it contains
slices of pizza (see examples on desk).
Students will take the marshmellows and show their amount of pizza
eaten from the card they are given.
Have students switch plates with the other students in the room. Students
will write a fraction problem involving the fraction they created
and the one that they end up with.
Allow students to share their creations with the class.
3.Show the slide for the 3rd time with the music this time and allow
for the students to listen to the lyrics as it plays with the powerpoint
presentation.
4.Have students ask any questions that they may still have. 


C. Practice
1.Students need to go to their math centers.
2.Oneonone conferences, while other students at their assigned centers. 


D. Independent Practice
1.Art fractions with the numbers given to them for homework.
2.Create a fractions problem with the numbers and creations that students
have been given.
3.Morning work practice and review. 


E. Accommodations For Students
1.Centers created based on individual student needs and level.
2.Study Island set to student needs and level.
3.Modified homework problems. 


F. Checking for understanding
1.Questions of highorder thinking skills will be posted around
the room for morning bell ringer.
2.Students will create a mini lesson to help teach the rest of the
5th grade about fractions and how to work them out.



G. Closure
1. Repeat the questions from the beginning.
2.Exit Slip 


7. Evaluation

1.What did you like about the lesson today?
2.What would you recommend I do differently? 


