Lesson 1

Objective: Students will be able to explain the details in a fraction by naming the parts of a fraction. Students will be able to simplify fraction solutions.

Standards: 5.NF.71

Assessment: Teacher assessment, sections quiz

Activity: Students will create an interactive notebook page and then, using m and m’s on a poster, will find out the fractional amounts of colors in each of their individual bags. (This could also be done without m and m’s or with another type of snack.)
m and m fractions

Example of Interactive Notebook page done together as whole group instruction:

Students can see the parts of a fraction.

Students can see the parts of a fraction.

After opening, the flaps reveal the definitions of the numerator and denominator.

After opening, the flaps reveal the definitions of the numerator and denominator.

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