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Fractions Big Idea 5: Learning Equivalent Fractions

Key Concept: Equivalent fractions represent the same part of a whole.

Unit Launcher    
View Carberry's Chocolates: Discussion Guide and KWL Chart

Lesson Sequences

F.5-1-1 Make Equivalent Fractions  |
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Look at a fraction model then create a model with different size parts that is equivalent. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.5-1-2 Make More Equivalent Fractions  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Create models that represent fraction numbers that are equivalent. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.5-1-3 Model/Write Equivalent Fractions  |
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (10 min)
View Guided Lesson Look at the fraction model and number, then make and write and equivalent fraction. (12-18 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
Real World Investigation Part 1    
View Carberry's Chocolates: Carberry's Data
Key Concept: Two different fractions can name the same amount.

Lesson Sequences

F.5-2-1 Determine Equivalence with Models  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Select the correct sign (<, >, or =) to describe the relationship between two or three models. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.5-2-2 Match Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Place fraction numbers at their location on a number line to match equivalent fractions. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
F.5-2-3 Determine Equivalence with Numbers  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Walk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Select the correct sign (<, >, or =) to describe the relationship between two numbers. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.5-2-4 Place Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Place fractions at their location on a number line with tick marks. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
Real World Investigation Part 2    
View Carberry's Chocolates: Create Some Data
Key Concept: There is a procedure that can be used to find equivalent fractions.

Lesson Sequences

F.5-3-1 Use Words and Models to Find Equivalence  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Talk-About (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Learn the procedure for creating equivalent fractions with the help of a sentence frame and models. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.5-3-2 Find Equivalent Fractions Using a "1" Fraction  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Use the “1” fraction procedure and models to create an equivalent for a given fraction. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
F.5-3-3 Find Equivalence with Procedures  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Use the “1” fraction procedure to create an equivalent for a given fraction with and without the use of models. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
Real World Investigation Part 3    
View Your Candy: Your Data
Key Concept: A fraction can have more than one equivalent.

Lesson Sequences

F.5-4-1 Model 3 Equivalent Fractions  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Make models to show three fractions that are equivalent. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
F.5-4-2 Name 3 Equivalent Fractions with Models  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Make the models and write three fractions that are equivalent. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)
F.5-4-3 Multiply to Find 3 Equivalent Fractions  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Use the “one” fraction procedure to make three fractions that are equivalent. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Agree/Disagree (5 min)
F.5-4-4 Apply Procedural Understanding  |
Lesson Plan
View Lesson Opener Think-Pair-Share (8-10 min)
View Guided Lesson Write equivalent fraction numbers. (8-15 min)
View Lesson Closer Explain & Solve (5 min)