Fractions Understanding a half When students begin learning about fractions, it is imperative that the educator starts by assessing the students understanding of what a half is. Based on the Australian Curriculum this often takes place in the Year One descriptor (ACMNA016), where it identifies that students are able to half an item and identify how it is an equal portion. Developing a understanding into how to halve an object so both parts are equal, play a vital role in understanding how fraction work, this is based on a half being the largest fraction before making a whole. A child can demonstrate a understanding by folding a piece of paper over onto itself to make half, but then also go on to describe that they are equal as they are equal…
Fractions Fractions are difficult to learn and to teach, however they form an important part of primary education mathematics. Fractions both underpin the development of proportional reasoning, including the understanding of algebra and probability. Much of the confusion of teaching and learning fractions appear to be from the many different coding conventions (6/5, 1 1/4, 1.25, 125%), different representations (models) and interpretations (constructs) (Clarke, Roche & Mitchell, 2008). The…
In preparation for fractions number talk what I observed was very beneficial for students at the carpet it allowed students to discuss and share with one another. I liked the fact that after a student share students had to give a particular cue saying if they agreed with peer. I thought that was awesome. I also like how she went over what to expect during learning at table and how students will share. So some type of feedback was to be expected even if student did not still quite understand. As…
disadvantages. Four classic manipulatives used in today’s classrooms are: fraction strips, base ten blocks, counters, and pattern blocks. Fraction strips are a manipulative designed to represent and compare fractions. They are rectangular pieces of plastic, foam, or paper which represent different parts of a whole. They are various sizes and colors based on their denominators, and can be used to help students visualize explore the concepts of fraction equivalency, adding and subtracting…
In this article, “Teaching and Learning of Fractions in Elementary Grade,” written by Dittika Gupta and Trena L. Wilkerson, the authors present the impacts of using math manipulatives when teaching fraction instruction in kindergarten to third-grade students. The studied was conducted each fall semester from 2007 to 2013 and was developed as a partnership between a public elementary school in an urban school district and local private university. According to the article, “The results of the…
For this curriculum study, I chose third grade mathematics as my unit of study. As far as my objectives go, I would want my students to walk away from this particular section of fractions with the understanding of what a fraction is, the difference between the components of a fraction such as the numerator and denominator, knowing how to identify how many parts of a whole are shaded in, and knowing how to simplify a fraction. As far as my instructional method, I created an original prezi, which…
As you begin to insert your responses to the prompts found in this document, please be sure to save it frequently, (and note the location of the file) so as to not lose any of your work. Once completed, you will submit this document to WGU for grading. Instruct What student misconceptions have you encountered related to fraction, decimal, and percentage concepts? How do you help students understand the notion of equivalence among fractions or prepare them for this understanding? One…
Students learn fractions much earlier than the average person expects. In today’s American education system, children are officially introduced to fractions in first grade. Children use fractions frequently in everyday life and in academics too. A website called, “Math Warehouse Lesson Plans,” provides a lesson plan about teaching fractions to first graders. This lesson plan can easily relate to an article written by the National Counsel of Teachers called, “Common Core brief: The fraction…
in Mrs. Berube’s fifth grade class at Mary Baker Elementary on April 3, 2017. Lesson Title: Fractions and Word Problems Estimated time: 45 minutes Lesson overview: This will be the last lesson taught to students’ in order to meet our standard. We will focus our lesson…
Fractions are a difficult and often miss understood by many students, they deviate from normal structure of numbers and as suggested by Gould (2013) students struggle to comprehend the changed symbols that are used with fraction. Students also struggle to grasp that all fractions are part of a whole; this is a direct relation to understanding the set up and structure of a fractions. Students can often become confused by the language that teacher use when describing fractions. Many teachers…