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Fractions Big Idea 2: Understanding Mixed Numbers & Improper Fractions

Key Concept: Fractions greater than or equal to 1 whole can be written as mixed numbers, compared to other numbers, and placed on a number line.

Unit Launcher    
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Lesson Sequences

F.2-1-1 Model Mixed Numbers  |
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will make mixed number models by dividing whole shapes and number lines into equal parts and shading some parts to represent more than 1 whole. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.2-1-2 Write Mixed Numbers  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will write the whole number, numerator, and denominator of mixed numbers based on models. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
F.2-1-3 Model and Write Mixed Numbers  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will make models and write mixed numbers for values greater than 1 whole. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.2-1-4 Compare Mixed Numbers  |
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will compare mixed numbers with the same denominator using models, numbers, and inequality symbols. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.2-1-5 Order Mixed Numbers  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will compare and order mixed numbers with the same using models, numbers, and inequality symbols. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
Real World Investigation Part 1    
View Mrs. Patterson's Reading Class: Mrs. Patterson's Data
Key Concept: Fractions greater than or equal to 1 whole can be written as fractions, compared to other numbers, and placed on a number line.

Lesson Sequences

F.2-2-1 Model Improper Fractions  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will make improper fraction models by dividing whole shapes and number lines into equal parts and shading some parts to represent more than 1 whole. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.2-2-2 Write Improper Fractions  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will write the numerator and denominator of improper fractions based on models. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
F.2-2-3 Model and Write Improper Fractions  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will make models and write improper fractions for values greater than 1 whole. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.2-2-4 Estimate Fractions Greater Than 1 with Benchmarks  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Students will estimate the location of improper fractions and mixed numbers on a number line by estimating with whole numbers, numerators, denominators, and benchmarks, including fractions that name the same point. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
Real World Investigation Part 2    
View Mrs. Patterson's Reading Class: Create Some Data