# This is an equivalent fraction lesson using sets

Subject:

Math

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Title – Sets as Fractions
By – Cammy Whitmore
Primary Subject – Math

NCSCOS Competency Goal 1: The learner will model, identify, and compute with whole numbers through 9,999.

NCSCOS Objective 1.05: Use area or region models and set models of fractions to explore part-whole relationships.

Lesson Content: How sets can be divided into fraction parts. Begin making connections about equivalent fraction such as 1/3 = 2/6 = 4/12

Lesson Objective: After a lesson on fractional parts of sets, the student will divide sets into fractional parts with 100% accuracy.

Assessment Strategy: the student will be given a take home sheet with sets of different objects on them. The student will fill out the sheet and return it with correct answers 10 out of 10 times.

Materials: Skittles, worksheets, dry erase board and markers. Book: The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

Procedures:

1. Focus and Review:
Okay folks, yesterday we started a new unit in math. Let’s do a quick review over what we learned yesterday. Raise you hand if you can tell me what our new unit is called (Fractions). Can you name some of the different types of fractions we learned about yesterday? (Allow students to give examples). We also talked about the denominator and the numerator yesterday. Can you tell me what the denominator is? The denominator tells us how many equal pieces an object is being divided into. We put the denominator on the bottom of our fraction. (Draw a circle on the board divided into 4 equal parts, shade 1/4 and write the fraction Ã‚Â¼ next to it.) In this fraction, what is the denominator? 4 – It tells us that our circle has been divided into 4 equal parts. What is the numerator? The numerator tells us how many of the equal parts we have. If our fraction is Ã‚Â¼, what is the numerator? How many pieces would we shade in the circle?

2. Statement of Objective: Today we will be learning how to divide sets into fraction pieces.