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EDU 3460

Introduction

Lets go on a Fraction Hunt! Fractions, like numbers, are
everywhere; you just need to learn where to look. Before our
journey, you will learn all about the characteristics of fractions.
Youll learn the parts of a fraction, how to identify a fraction,
and the several ways fractions camouflage (represent)
themselves. Then should know enough about fractions to hunt

Come and get
me!

What are the parts of a fraction?
What makes a fraction a fraction?
What are different ways to represent a fraction?

Use this information to find fractions in real life and present them to
the class.

Ideas:
Bring in a food (teacher must be notified BEFORE you bring anything in)
-Divided into parts or explain fractions used in the recipe
Bring in a collection of things
-Present a discrete model of similar items; classify them into groups, part of
the whole
Compare length
-Part compared to a whole
Other Ideas?

The Process

1) Once at an individual computer, view the Fractions Are Parts video.

2) Then read through this quick What Are Fractions? article.

3) Using what youve just learned, experiment with Fraction Models.

4) Keep the tab on Narrow Range. Explore moving the numerator slider greater than and less
than the denominator. What do you observe?

5) Change the lower right menu from Length to Set. Now try experimenting. What do you
observe? How it this representation different than the other?

6) Now go on to VisualFractions.com. Review the different representations of fractions.

Click this link to review LINES (length):
http://www.visualfractions.com/IdentifyLines/identifylines.html

Click this link to review CIRCLES (regions):
http://www.visualfractions.com/IdentifyCircles/identifycircles.html

Click this link to review GROUPS (sets):
http://www.visualfractions.com/IdentifySets/identifysets.html

7) Are you ready to hunt for fractions? Here is a link to review vocabulary:
http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U4L1GL.html

8) Keep an eye out for fractions you see at home, at school, at the park, etc. Gather items, take
pictures, etc. Prepare to explain the fractions youve found; present and share them with the
class!

Evaluation
For this presentation you must identify:
What fraction is being represented
The parts and the whole of the fraction
Use vocabulary!

Student Name: ________________________________________
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 SCORE
Content
Object of
Presentation
Clearly represents a
fraction; equal parts
and a whole.
Clearly represents a
fraction; unequal
parts and a whole (I
will be flexible).
Clearly represents
parts of a whole;
unclear whole.
Does not represent
a fraction.
Vocabulary Uses all vocabulary
words.
Uses most
vocabulary words.
Uses some
vocabulary words.
Uses few to none
vocabulary words.
Comprehension Shows a full
understanding of
the topic.
Shows a good
understanding of
the topic.
Shows a good
understanding of
parts of the topic.
Does not seem to
understand the
topic very well.
Presentation
Preparedness Student is
completely
prepared and has
obviously
rehearsed.
Student seems
pretty prepared but
might have needed
a couple more
rehearsals.
The student is
somewhat
prepared, but it is
clear that rehearsal
was lacking.
Student does not
seem at all
prepared to
present.
Speaks
Clearly/Volume
Volume is loud
enough to be heard
by all audience
members
throughout the
Volume is loud
enough to be heard
by all audience
members at least
90% of the time.
Volume is loud
enough to be heard
by all audience
members at least
80% of the time.
Volume often too
soft to be heard by
all audience
members.
Enthusiasm Facial expressions
and body language
generate a strong
interest and
Facial expressions
and body language
sometimes
generate a strong
interest and
Facial expressions
and body language
are used to try to
generate
enthusiasm, but
Very little use of
facial expressions
or body language.
Did not generate
much interest in
Listens to Other
Presentations
Listens intently.
Does not make
distracting noises or
movements.
Listens intently but
has one distracting
noise or movement.
Sometimes does
not appear to be
listening but is not
distracting.
Sometimes does
not appear to be
listening and has
distracting noises or
movements.
TOTAL POINTS
Oral Presentation Rubric : Fraction Hunt Presentation
Conclusion

Now that you have learned the basic characteristics of
fractions, identified these fractions, and hunted them down, be
prepared to see even wilder, crazier fractions. Mixed fractions
and improper fractions, oh my!

Feel free to continue playing around on the Fraction Models
site!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=3519
Credits and References

Fraction Images from
http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=5894
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