Learning Intention: Students will identify that a unit fraction is one part of a whole; indicate that the more parts a whole is divided into, the smaller the parts will be.
Success Criteria: Students will be successful when they can independently explain numerator, explain denominator, compare fractions using models, and decompose a fraction into a sum of unit fractions with the same denominator.
Essential Questions: - How can I represent these fractions? - What is the relationship between the two fractions?
Fractions are important because they tell you what portion of a whole you need, have, or want.
Fractions are used in baking to tell how much of an ingredient to use.
Fractions are used in telling time; each minute is a fraction of the hour.
Money is another place fractions are used. For example, a quarter is one fourth of a dollar (1/4). A dime is one-tenth, represented by 1/10. We could continue by talking about pennies and nickels.