This unit will introduce the concept of fractions with activities and lessons that cater to visual, auditory, and tactile learning styles. Students will create fractions with a variety of manipulatives, solve problems with fractions, play games with fractions, and explore fractions in their everyday lives. The unit will also integrate language arts, as students write fraction stories and read literature related to fractions.

Students will gain an understanding of basic fractions, including 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, and whole. Students will learn key vocabulary words: whole, fraction, numerator, and denominator. Students will understand how fractions relate to their everyday lives.

Lessons include:

- Lesson #1: Introduce Whole and One-Half
- Lesson #2: More about One-Half
- Lesson #3: Practice with One-Half
- Lesson #4: Introduce Numerator and Denominator
- Lesson #5: Going Beyond One-Half
- Lesson #6: Making Fractions I
- Lesson #7: Making Fractions II
- Lesson #8: Comparing Fractions I
- Lesson #9: Comparing Fractions II
- Lesson #10: Fraction Bingo
- Lesson #11: Fraction Matching Game
- Lesson #12: Writing a Fraction Story I
- Lesson #13: Writing a Fraction Story II

Unit Resources include:

- Vocabulary Cards
- Problems of the Day
- Pizza Cut-Out Sheet
- One-Half Practice Sheet
- Candy Activity Sheet
- Candy Fractions Activity Sheet
- Clay Fractions Activity Sheet
- Comparing Fractions Activity Sheet
- Fraction Circles
- Bingo Caller Cars
- Bingo Game Board
- Fraction Matching Game
- Pre-Writing Graphic Organizer

- Mathematics > General
- Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations

- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- K

represent fractions greater than zero and less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using concrete objects and pictorial models, including strip diagrams and number lines;

determine the corresponding fraction greater than zero and less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 given a specified point on a number line;

represent equivalent fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using a variety of objects and pictorial models, including number lines;

explain that two fractions are equivalent if and only if they are both represented by the same point on the number line or represent the same portion of a same size whole for an area model; and

Know that the larger numbers describe sets with more objects in them than the smaller numbers have.

Determine the approach, materials, and strategies to be used.

Use tools and strategies, such as manipulatives or sketches, to model problems.

Explain the reasoning used with concrete objects and/or pictorial representations.

Count, read, and write whole numbers to 100.

Determine the approach, materials, and strategies to be used.

Use tools, such as manipulatives or sketches, to model problems.

Explain the reasoning used and justify the procedures selected.

Students note connections between one problem and another.

Count, read, and write whole numbers to 1,000 and identify the place value for each digit.

Recognize, name, and compare unit fractions from 1/12 to 1/2.

Recognize fractions of a whole and parts of a group (e.g., one-fourth of a pie, two-thirds of 15 balls).

Know that when all fractional parts are included, such as four-fourths, the result is equal to the whole and to one.

Determine the approach, materials, and strategies to be used.

Use tools, such as manipulatives or sketches, to model problems.

Defend the reasoning used and justify the procedures selected.

Students note connections between one problem and another.

associates verbal names, written word names, and standard numerals with the whole numbers less than 1000.

understands the relative size of whole numbers between 0 and 1000.

uses objects to represent whole numbers or commonly used fractions and relates these numbers to real-world situations.

understands that whole numbers can be represented in a variety of equivalent forms.