Beginning Fractions Detailed Description

## Unit Overview

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Beginning Fractions: Let's Share!

 Animated, step-by-step, interactive lessons and practice problems explain fraction definitions and fractional parts of a whole and a group. Beginning Fractions: Let's Share! is divided into four 15-20 minute Learning Sessions (LS): Fractional Parts of a Whole Fractional Parts of a Group Comparing Fractions: Like Denominators Comparing Fractions: Like Numerators

## Learning Session Overview

 LS Description/Objective Interactive Game Worksheets 1 Fractional Parts of a Whole Learn to define fractional parts of various real-life objects (apples, pizza, pies) and geometric objects. Learn the definitions for denominator and numerator. Fractional Parts of a Whole Lesson introduces Sara and her friends and shows how she shares an apple and a pizza with them. The terms fractions and fractional parts are introduced. Practice exercises at the end of the lesson help students reinforce what they learned in the lesson. Fractional Parts of a Whole Printable worksheets with practice problems reinforce new concepts. 2 Fractional Parts of a Group Learn to define fractional parts of a group of objects. The terms denominator and numerator are explained further. Fractional Parts of a Group Lesson starts with Sara and her friends sharing candy and determining what fraction of candy each of them gets. Practice exercises at the end of the lesson help students reinforce what they learned in the lesson. Fractional Parts of a Group Printable worksheets with practice problems reinforce new concepts. 3 Comparing Fractions: Like Denominators Learn to compare fractions with the same denominators. Fractional Parts of a Whole Lesson explains in a visual and intuitive way how to compare fractions with same denominators. Practice exercises help students reinforce what they learned in the lesson. Fractional Parts of a Whole Printable worksheets with practice problems reinforce new concepts. 4 Comparing Fractions: Like Numerators Learn to compare fractions with the same numerators. Fractional Parts of a Group Lesson explains in a visual and intuitive way how to compare fractions with same numerators. Practice exercises help students reinforce what they learned in the lessons. Fractional Parts of a Group Printable worksheets with practice problems reinforce new concepts.

At the completion of the course, students will understand the parts of a fraction, how to represent parts of a whole or parts of a group, and how to compare fractions to determine which is larger.
The following recommendations provide guidelines for students wishing to gain the most benefit from their study using the program:

• Continuity is important. The course is designed to be self-paced and self-guiding, so students may work on one lesson session for several days or complete two lesson sessions in one day. It is important for students to work continuously and regularly in order to develop good learning habits that will stay with them throughout their education.
• Be flexible. Students should work on the course for 15-30 minutes a day; however, there is a lot of flexibility in how to use that time. Students can choose to just do the interactive game during one session and tackle the worksheets the next day, or complete both activities in one session until the designated lesson is complete.
• Do not skip worksheets! All lessons include a printable worksheet to reinforce the new concepts learned during the interactive program. The worksheets complement the interactive programs and were designed to help students improve their reading and writing skills.