Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 20: Overview

Whether you're measuring the ingredients for a recipe or splitting pizza between some friends, fractions are everywhere. Teach young mathematicians how to add fractions in order to solve real-world problems with this elementary math lesson.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this lesson to introduce students to adding fractions in unlike denominators
  • If the the technology is available, allow students to use the online manipulatives when completing the included worksheets
  • Collect the story problems students create and use them as warm-up exercises during the following lessons on fractions
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson involves the use of fraction circles, if they are unavailable in your classroom create a set using the included templates
Pros

  • Templates of fraction circle manipulatives are provided to support students with adding fractions
  • Multiple online resources are included that offer different ways of visually modeling fractions
  • Worksheet asks students to estimate solutions before finding the exact answers
Cons

  • None