# Children use Geometer’s Sketchpad in a center to explore basic fractions and fraction equivalencies here

Subjects:

Computers & Internet, Math

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Title – Fractions with Kidspiration
By – Heather
Primary Subject – Math
Secondary Subjects – Computers & Internet

Topic/Unit:

Math/Problem Solving

Content:

Basic Fractions and Fraction Equivalencies

Benchmarks:

NM-NUM.3-5.1: Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems

• Strand IV – Number Sense and Numeration
• Strand V – Numerical and Algebraic Operations and Analytical Thinking

Learning Resources and Materials:

• Computer
• Kidspiration computer software

Development of Lesson:

Introduction:

• Talk about different common fractions.
• Explain how fractions are found and used in the real world.
• Give examples of equivalent fractions.
• Ask students for examples of equivalent fractions.

Methods/Procedures:

• Have students get into pairs.
• Have the students use different types of manipulatives to demonstrate different fractions and equivalencies.
• Have students move to different centers all based on fractions.
• Have the Kidspiration fraction activity as one of the centers.
• The Kidspiration Center gives an example of a whole and what half of a whole would look like, and what one-third of a whole would look like, and asks for different ways to make one-half and one-third.