Objective: Student will be able to compare fractions, understand what a fractions means, and use a visual representation to aid in understanding fractions.
Materials: Visual representation cards of differing fractions or cubes, worksheets with accompanying written instructions.
Warm Up (5 minutes): Have students identify what they already know about fractions as a whole. Guide conversation to discuss how fractions are used.
Introduction to Fractions (10 minutes): Begin explanation of what fractions are and what they represent. Ask students to offer responses and share their answers. Explain that a fraction is a part of a whole.
Activity A (15 minutes): Use visual representation cards of differing fractions (can use real food, blocks, or objects to represent fractions) or cubes. Ask students to compare the fractions and discuss what parts of the whole each fraction represents. Have students explain their answers.
Activity B (30 minutes): Provide worksheets that have students creating their own fractions and understanding different equations. Provide written instruction for students to reference. Have student walk through the worksheet and compare what different fractions look like and are used for.
Closure (5 minutes): Ask students to explain the differences between the fractions and how to compare them. Have them explain the meaning of a fraction and the importance of fractions.
Assessment: Worksheets, verbal assessment, and visual assessment can be used to assess understanding of fractions and comparing fractions.