###### Sunnyvale

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###### Saturday

###### Level 3

## Mr. Rodney

### Target 1

###### Lesson Type:

Review

Number Operation

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Fractional Numbers

Understand that a fraction is a quantity formed when a whole is partitioned into equal parts.

###### Supporting targets:

###### 1:

Compose a written fraction to describe a visual or a visual to describe a written fraction.

###### 2:

Identify the number of shaded or unshaded parts as the numerator of a fraction.

###### 3:

Identify the number of equal parts as the denominator of a fraction.

###### 4:

Understand and explain what a fraction is.

###### 5:

###### Grade:

3rd

###### Vocabulary:

Fraction, Numerator, Denominator, Whole, Equal Parts, Quarter, Half

Activities:

Defined vocabulary terms using words that are accurate yet meaningful to them.

Gave real-world examples and visual representations of fractions, e.g., ceiling tiles, car logos, coins/cents.

Used coins to represent fractions of a dollar.

Created a table to track fractions in numeric form as well as in words. For example, 1/4 is "one fourth" as well as "quarter," which is how the coin got its name.

### Home Exploration

###### Challenge Problem:

During class, as Mr. Rodney was dividing a circle into thirds, a student commented that it it looked very similar to a car logo (Mercedes-Benz), and that the BMW logo is an example of quarters, with the blue sections representing half of the logo.

Do a Google search of car logos (or logos in general) and find other examples of fractions.

###### Challenge Data:

###### Guiding Questions:

What is a fraction? Equal parts of the same whole.

In a fraction, which number is the numerator and which is the denominator?

###### Challenge Answer: