What is a Fraction?

 

Objectives:

 

        To develop an understanding of what a fraction is

        To develop an understanding of proper, improper fractions and mixed numbers

        To practice the conversion of proper, improper fractions and mixed numbers

        To become skillful in what a fraction is as needed for the GED or other educational goals

        To become skillful in changing between improper fractions and mixed numbers as needed for the GED or other educational goals

 

Outcomes:

 

        To complete correctly an exercise on what a fraction is

        To complete correctly a worksheet converting improper fractions to mixed numbers

 

Warm-Up:

1.  To do an on-line exercise on what a fraction is, click here  http://www.mrsbogucki.com/cgi-bin/quiz.pl?FILE=fraction .

 

2.  To create a worksheet on improper and mixed numbers, click here  http://www.mathbuilder.com/cgi-bin/m.cgi?FT=401&F=FOUR51.  

 

3.  If you do not get all the questions correct, you will want to develop your understanding of what a fraction is. 

New Instruction:

1.  To develop your understanding of what a fraction is and how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers, click here http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L1GL.html#sm5.  Do Step 1 through Step 4. 

 

2.  For continued instruction on what a fraction is, click here  http://math.rice.edu/%7Elanius/fractions/index.html.  Click each of the following five pages, read the explanation and complete the practice.  Do the problems in each at 90% correct or better.   

        Introduction

        More Practice

        Part 2 - Equivalent Fractions

        More Practice

        Part 3 - Equivalent Fractions

Feedback and Review:

1.  To review this lesson, click here  http://www.visualfractions.com/.  Do the Identify Fractions section.  In each of the five sections read the instructions at the bottom of the page and complete correctly 20 problems at the top of the page and return here.

      Identify Fractions with Lines or Identify Fractions with Circles will give instruction and practice in identifying the numerator and denominator.

      Identify Mixed Numbers with Lines or Identify Mixed Numbers with Circles will give instruction and practice in identifying the whole number, numerator and denominator.

      Find Grampy:  Grampy is hiding and Grammy uses a number line to help you find him.

 

2.  To review conversion of mixed numbers and improper fractions, click here  http://www.visualfractions.com/.  Scroll down to the Rename Fractions section.  In each of the two sections read the instructions at the bottom of the page and complete correctly 20 problems at the top of the page and return here.

 

        Mixed Numbers to Fractions With Lines or Mixed Numbers to Fractions With Circles will give instruction and practice in renaming from mixed number form to fraction (a/b) form.

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

1.  To do an on-line exercise on what a fraction is, click here  http://www.mrsbogucki.com/cgi-bin/quiz.pl?FILE=fraction .

 

2.  To create a worksheet on improper and mixed numbers, click here http://www.mathbuilder.com/cgi-bin/m.cgi?FT=401&F=FOUR51.   If you do not get all the questions correct, go back to the following:

        New Instruction:

o       Activity 1 http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L1GL.html#sm5 or

o       Activity 2 http://math.rice.edu/%7Elanius/fractions/index.html or

        Feedback and Review:

o       Activity 1 http://www.visualfractions.com/

 

 3.  When you have successfully completed this activity, go back to the math home page.

 

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