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Fractions Big Idea 1: Understanding Fractions

Key Concept: Fractions can be modeled in multiple ways.

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Lesson Sequences

F.1-1-1 Make Equal Parts and Shade One Part  |
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Divide area and length models into equal parts. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.1-1-2 Shade Some Parts  |
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Shade equal parts in partitioned area and length models. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.1-1-3 Make the Model  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Divide models into equal parts and shade parts to show a fractional amount. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.1-1-4 Model Fractions for Half and Whole  |
View Lesson Opener Hands-On (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Create models that show equivalence to 1/2 and 1 whole. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
Real World Investigation Part 1    
View Alleah's School: Alleah's Data
Key Concept: The fraction number shows the relationship between parts and the related whole; each numeral of the fraction shows a size or amount.

Lesson Sequences

F.1-2-1 Write the Denominator  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Write the numeral for the denominator shown in a model (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
F.1-2-2 Write the Numerator  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Write the numeral for the numerator shown in a model. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.1-2-3 Write the Fraction  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Write the fraction number for a shown model. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
F.1-2-4 Count by Fractional Amount  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Hands-On (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Write fraction numbers for models that are presented in a counting sequence. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Apply Your Knowledge (5 min)
F.1-2-5 Make Models and Write Fractions  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Write the fraction number or create the model for a given fraction word.
(8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
Real World Investigation Part 2    
View Alleah's School: Create Some Data
Key Concept: Understanding the size or amount of each numeral in a fraction will help you compare its size to other numbers and place it on a number line.

Lesson Sequences

F.1-3-1 Compare with Common Denominators  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Compare fractions with common denominators by comparing the models and placing fractions into comparison bins. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.1-3-2 Order with Common Denominators  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Order fractions with common denominators on a number line. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
F.1-3-3 Compare with Common Numerators  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Compare fractions with common numerators by comparing the models and placing fractions into comparison bins. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
F.1-3-4 Order with Common Numerators  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Order fractions with common numerators on a number line. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
Real World Investigation Part 3    
View Your School: Your Data
Key Concept: Benchmark numbers can be used to estimate the length and place of a fraction on a number line.

Lesson Sequences

F.1-4-1 Understand the 1/2 and 1 Benchmarks  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Make models of fractions that are equivalent to 1/2 and 1, and place those fractions on a number line. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Apply Your Knowledge (5 min)
F.1-4-2 Estimate with the 0, 1/2 and 1 Benchmarks  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Determine whether a fraction is close to 0, 1/2 or 1 using models and the number line. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
F.1-4-3 Compare to the 1/2 Benchmark  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Walk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Determine whether a fraction is less than, greater than, or equal to 1/2 using models and the number line. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.1-4-4 Order Fractions on the Number Line  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Place fractions on a number line using related fractions as benchmarks. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)