Understand that a fraction is a quantity formed when a whole is partitioned into equal parts.
Compose a written fraction to describe a visual or a visual to describe a written fraction.
Identify the number of shaded or unshaded parts as the numerator of a fraction.
Identify the number of equal parts as the denominator of a fraction.
Understand and explain what a fraction is.
Fraction, Numerator, Denominator, Whole, Equal Parts, Quarter, Half
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.
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.
What is a fraction? Equal parts of the same whole.
In a fraction, which number is the numerator and which is the denominator?