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Students create a fractions photo story presentation here using pictures of common objects





Title – Using Fractions with Everyday Objects
By – Julieta Montes
Primary Subject – Math
Grade Level – 2nd

Topic to Teach:

    Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning – Fractions

TEKS Standards Addressed:

    2.2 Mathematics and Skills:

      Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning. The student describes how fractions are used to name parts of whole objects or sets of objects. The student is expected to:

      1. Use concrete models to represent and name fractional parts of a whole object (with denominators of 12 or less);

General Goal:

    Students will create a digital presentation of pictures of common objects representing fractions.

Specific Objectives:

  • Students will identify the numerator from the shaded object(s) in the picture
  • Students will identify the denominator from the total object’s parts in the picture
  • Students will name the fractional part showed in the picture
  • Students will select the representation of a given fraction

Required Materials:

  • One computer for each team with Photo Story 3.0 and a headset.
  • A folder with pictures of different common objects or sets of objects clearly divided in whole, halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, sevenths, eighths, ninths, tenths, elevenths, twelfths, with some part shaded.
  • A list of five fractions.
  • Projector

Anticipatory Set (Lead-In):

  • Students will explain the fraction concept and the fraction form by using manipulative objects and sets of objects.
  • The teacher will give several examples of everyday uses of fractions at home, school and stores.
  • The students will add examples of fractions in a brainstorming.
  • The teacher will give some examples of fractions and the students will randomly determine the fraction form.


  1. Start Photo Story 3.0 from the desktop.
  2. Import five pictures assigned to the team.
  3. Identify numerator and denominator and write it in the title section for each picture in the fraction form.
  4. Record the fraction name for each picture mentioning of what object(s) the fractional part is.
  5. The teacher will check the fractions and explain to everyone.
  6. Click the “previous” button until the “import” section.
  7. Identify the pictures that match with the five given fraction forms from the picture folder and import them.
  8. Label the last five pictures in the fraction form and record it with voice.
  9. Save the project and name it “Fractions”.

Plan For Independent Practice:

  • After the overall understanding on fraction concepts and fraction form, the students will be taught in a projector how to import and label two pictures, and then how to record voice and add some music.
  • The teacher will provide each team with a detailed procedure sheet, a folder with digital pictures and a list of five fractions.


  • The teacher will show some pictures in the projector and some manipulative objects and the students will name the fraction and how they got it.
  • If there are any mistakes, the teacher will correct them and explain. Students will brainstorm real uses of fractions in everyday life.

Assessment Based On Objectives:

    Presentations will be revised, especially in the five last slides which require more understanding on the concept. After closure, the students will be required to represent on paper, five fractions with a pictorial model as a way of practice.

Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities):

    Detailed and written directions will be provided in order to prevent confusion for students with dyscalculia and auditory processing disorder.

Extensions (For Gifted Students):

    Students will determine three fraction equivalencies from the assigned pictures.

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