Fourth Grade Math
By: Michael Schaffner
June 24, 1999
Resources Needed: Power Mac, LCD projector, Fraction Pizza software by Panasonic, worksheets
Classroom Arrangement: Partners after initial instruction
Lesson Plan Duration: one class period (45 minutes)
"Today we will be working on a math lesson that deals with Pizza."
Inform learner of objectives-
"In our lesson for today we will be reviewing and learning more about fractions."
Stimulate recall of prior learning-
Review equivalent fractions by example on the board
Review parts of a whole on the board
Present stimulus material-
Introduce Fraction Pizza software using computer and LCD projector
Provide learner Guidance-
Teacher demonstrates and works through Mozart and Tic Frac Toe portion of software
Divide students into partners for working together on the computer
Teacher monitors partners at the computer to provide encouragement and assistance
Check student scores on computer activity
Enhance retention and transfer-
Students will complete accompanying worksheets from the text
"How do you use fractions in your life? For tomorrow please come with an example
of how fractions are used in your home."