Flag Fraction

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Young mathematicians demonstrate their understanding of fractions and decimals as they investigate the flags of nations from around the world. Using the 10x10 grid provided on the accompanying worksheet, students draw a country's flag of their choosing and determine the fractions and decimals representing the proportion of each color in the design.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Open the lesson by displaying different flags and seeing if students can guess the country it belongs to, starting with those that are more easily recognizable and getting more obscure
  • After completing the activity once as a whole class, offer it as a learning center during a math unit on fractions and decimals
Classroom Considerations

  • Encourage students to use rulers when drawing the flags to help ensure precision, making it easier for them to determine the area occupied by each color
  • If you have students still working on developing their fine motor skills, consider creating copies of the worksheet with the flag already draw in, allowing them to trace and color the design
Pros

  • An additional worksheet is provided that engages students in creating and analyzing a flag of their own design
  • Includes a list of questions for monitoring student learning during the activity
  • Provides an example to use when modeling the activity for the class
Cons

  • None
Common Core