Names and Fractions
4th Grade- 27 students
Instruction Time- 15 minutes
II. RATIONALE AND BACKGROUND
The purpose of this lesson is to practice finding the fractional part of a set. The students will use their names to find fractions.
III. LESSON OBJECTIVES
TLW write their first, middle, and last name on a piece of paper.
PI: The students will write a fraction for the amount of vowels and consonants in their name.
IV. RESOURCES AND MATERIALS
Badden, D. (2000). The Mailbox Primary. Greensboro, North Carolina; The Education Center, Inc. (22), 2.
The whole is the denominator.
The part id the numerator.
A. Introduction and Motivation
Write Dragonball Z on the board. How many letters are in the words Dragonball Z? 11. How many vowels are in Dragonball Z? 3. Can you write a fraction for the amount of vowels in Dragonball Z? 3/11. How many consonants are in Dragonball Z? 8. Can you write a fraction for the number of consonants in Dragonball Z? 8/11.
Have the student helpers pass out paper. Have the students fold their paper into fourths. Tell the students to write their first name in the first square. Ask the students to write a faction for the vowels and one for the vowels in their first name. In the second square, have them do the same thing for their first and last name. In the third square, write Mrs. Baumann. Have them write a fraction for the vowels and consonants in her name. In the fourth square have them write a word of their choice and write fractions for the vowels and consonants in the word of their choice.
The teacher will write these directions on the board.
Allow the students to work independently and walk around and help students having difficulty.
The students will share the fractions that they discovered.
A. Student Assessment
1. The students' understanding of the concept of fractions of set will be informally assessed through teacher observation and participation during the writing activity.
2. Reflection of Assessment of Student Performance
B. Self Reflection