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May 23rd

May 23rd

# Unit on Fractions for Grade 5

Rationale: The topic of fractions was chosen for a personal reason. I had a difficult time
learning about adding and subtracting fractions when I was younger, partly due to the fact that
my teachers did not use visual images and interactive activities to motivate and promote
learning. This topic was selected so I could develop ways to help students facing the same
dilemma I had many years ago by providing a unit plan that is developmentally appropriate for
fifth graders and includes many exciting activities that students can easily connect with in order
to further their learning. It is appropriate for this grade level because it is needed in order for
these
students to expand their knowledge on decimals, percentages, as well as their
understanding of addition and subtraction problems . Learning about fractions will al low
students to grasp measuring concepts including centimeters, inches, pints, quarts etc.

This unit plan is developmentally appropriate because it includes many visual
representations and interactive, hands-on activities that will keep students active in the lesson
are held accountable for their own learning, as well as the learning of others. This is notably
important for these youngsters, who at this time in their lives, desire more freedom and envision
themselves as responsible, maturing young people. The unit plan also consists of a food activity
that will help captivate students’ interests, along with projects that will require students to think
critically and others that promote co operative learning and communication skills.

My Fraction Unit has greater-community and real world applications because it provides
students with the ability to understand how other people learn. It places them in situations where
they will have to assist students and encourage learning. They will need to know how to express
their ideas through creative thinking, discussion and art. Students will recognize why fractions
matter in real life and how we use them each and everyday.

Standard: Number, Number Sense and Operations
Indicators:
1. Use models and visual representations to develop the concept of ratio as
part-to-part, and part-to-whole.
2. Use various forms of “one” to demonstrate the equivalence of fractions.
3. Identify and generate equivalent forms of fractions
4. Justify why fractions need common denominators to be added or
subtracted.
5. Use physical models, points of reference and equivalent forms to add and
subtract commonly used fractions with like and unlike denominators.

Standard: Problem Solving
Indicators:
1. Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems .
2. Monitor and reflect on the process of mathematical problem solving.
Benchmarks:
1. Use and analyze the steps in standard and non-standard algorithms for
computing with fractions, decimal and integers .
2. Use representations to organize and communicate mathematical
thinking and problem solutions.
3. Select, apply, and translate among mathematical representations to solve
problems.
4. Communicate mathematical thinking to others and analyze the
mathematical thinking and strategies of others.