#### Unit Plan

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Free on Plus | 9 x Lessons |1 x Assessment | Suitable for Grades: 3 - 4

This Mathematics unit covers a range of concepts relating to fractions.

It consists ofย 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time framesย should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

### Overview

#### Objectives

• To identify and explore common unit fractions.
• To identify and explore equivalent fractions.
• To reduce fractions to their lowest terms.
• To convert between improper fractions and mixed numerals.
• To add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
• To add and subtract fractions with related denominators.
• To apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context.

#### Preparing for Learning

Prior to commencing the unit, develop a fractions displayย in the classroom. Display posters and word wall vocabulary that the students will engage with throughout the unit to stimulate their learning. For examples of such resources, browse the Fractions, Decimalsย and Percentagesย categoryย on the Teach Starter website.

There are many concepts to address within the topic of fractions. Theย lessons in this unit cover a range of these concepts, many of which haveย varying degrees of complexity. Teachers are encouraged to selectย lessons from the unit that best suit the learning needs of their students, or to adapt lessons accordingly.

Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.

### Lessons

#### Exploring Unit Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore common unit fractions.

#### Understanding Equivalence

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore equivalent fractions.

#### Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms

A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn to reduce fractions to their lowest terms.

#### Improper Fractions and Mixed Numerals

A 60 minute lesson in which students will convert between improper fractions and mixed numerals.

#### Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.

#### Adding and Subtracting Related Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will add and subtract fractions with related denominators.

#### Fractions Investigation - Renovate with a Rug (1)

A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context.

#### Fractions Investigation - Renovate with a Rug (2)

A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context.

#### Fractions Investigation - Renovate with a Rug (3)

A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context.

##### Lesson 10 (Assessment)

A 60 minute assessment designed to assess student learning.

#### Common Core Curriculum alignment

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.1

Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.2

Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3

Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.A.2

Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions ref...

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.A

Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.