Amy Leskow
Olean, NY

Name____________________________________________

Day 1 (all students participate)

• Introduction to fractions
• Class fraction activity (M&M activity)

C Layer: 10 points per day (50 total)

Directions: Pick one activity to complete after each day’s lesson.  Discuss what you learned with your teacher.

Day 2 (identifying fractions)   Pick one (10 points)

1. Turn 5 paper circles into fractions by folding them and coloring the “slice” that will be the numerator.  Write the fraction on the back.
2. Work with the fraction bar online at http://arcytech.org/java/fractions/fractions.html  and fill out the Identifying Fractions worksheet.
3. Take 5 pictures of items around the room. Turn each picture into a fraction.

Day 3 (identifying equal parts)   Pick one (10 points)

1. Turn 3 pairs of paper circles (6 total circles) into fractions that are different but equal.  Color the numerator “slices”. Write the fraction on the back of each circle.
2. Work with the fraction bar online at http://arcytech.org/java/fractions/fractions.html  and fill out the Identifying Equal Parts worksheet.
3. Make up a song about equal parts.  Sing it for your teacher.

Day 4 (ordering fractions)   Pick one (10 points)

1. Make a fraction line that lists 8 fractions from smallest to largest. Be sure there are at least 3 different denominators.

Day 5 (adding fractions)   Pick one (10 points)

1. Complete the Adding Fractions worksheet.
2. Make a set of 15 adding fractions flash cards. Be sure to include some whole numbers and some with different denominators.
3. Design and display a bulletin board that teaches how to add fractions.

Day 6 (subtracting fractions)   Pick one (10 points)

1. Complete exercise 11 on page 63 in your math book.
2. Make a set of 15 subtracting fractions flash cards. Be sure to include some whole numbers and some with different denominators.
3. Make a poster that teaches how to add fractions.

Day 7, 8, 9 and 10: (B layer) 40 points

Directions: Pick one activity to complete. Look at the rubric that matches the activity you pick. You may work with a friend.

1. Bring in your favorite cookie recipe. Make two new recipe cards: double it so that it feeds twice the people, and cut it in half so that it feeds half the people.

1. Create a game that teaches about fractions and how to add and subtract them. Be sure to include directions and everything needed to play.  Have two friends play.

1. Pretend you’re the teacher and make a test that teaches everything you’ve learned about fractions. Be sure to include an answer key. Have a friend take it.

Day 11: (A layer) 10 points

Directions: Pick one question to answer.  Make a neat paragraph with examples that support what you say.

1. If you had to share your favorite food with a friend, what fraction would each of you get? What if it was an enemy? Explain your reasons.

1. If all fractions were going to disappear except one, which one would you keep? Why?

1. Are fractions important for money?  Tell why.