This unit provides centers-based differentiated lesson plans that have been structured using brain research principles. In this unit you will find teacher tips to help with the transition to centers-based teaching. Each lesson within the unit comes with: a complete lesson Plan, a lesson presentation for Smart Boards (pdf provided as well), a student packet for recording and assessing student work, files with all teacher-made materials for centers activities, and answer key. This unit should be completed within four 90-minute block classes or eight 45-minute classes.


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5


comparing fractions like denominators unlike denominators modeling fractions



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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-07-30.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is an excellent lesson plan which includes a well-organized design, a Smart Board presentation, tiered practice problems, a problem solving activity, hands-on activities, and teacher tips for keeping the lesson well-organized. In addition there is an answer key. Teachers could easily adapt these upper-elementary fraction lessons for their own classrooms. The presentation and lesson plan were also attached in PDF, but the CRS reviewer is unable to open those files. The third PDF file, the Student Packet, was able to be opened. Overall, this is a well-designed lesson.

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