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Unit Plan
Operations with Fractions Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6
This Mathematics unit covers a range of concepts relating to fractions.
It consists of 9 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.
The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.
An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.
This unit plan includes the following resources:
- Goal Labels – Fractions (Upper Elementary)
- Understanding Equivalent Fractions PowerPoint
- Fraction Fact File Worksheet
- Unit Fractions Cards
- Equivalent Fractions Cards
- Equivalent Fractions Cards
- Improper Fractions Cards
- Adding and Subtracting Fractions PowerPoint
- Adding Fractions with Common Denominators Worksheet
- Fraction, Percentage, and Decimal Wheels
- Fraction Frenzy Board Game
- Adding and Subtracting Fractions Worksheets
- Math Investigation – Operations with Fractions with Common Denominators
- Fractions Assessment (A)
- Fractions Assessment (B)
Overview
Objectives
- To identify and explore common unit fractions.
- To identify and explore equivalent fractions.
- To reduce fractions to their lowest terms.
- To convert between improper fractions and mixed numerals.
- To add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
- To add and subtract fractions with related denominators.
- To apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context.
Preparing for Learning
Prior to commencing the unit, develop a fractions display in the classroom. Display posters and word wall vocabulary that the students will engage with throughout the unit to stimulate their learning. For examples of such resources, browse the Fractions, Decimals and Percentages category on the Teach Starter website.
There are many concepts to address within the topic of fractions. The lessons in this unit cover a range of these concepts, many of which have varying degrees of complexity. Teachers are encouraged to select lessons from the unit that best suit the learning needs of their students, or to adapt lessons accordingly.
Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.
Lessons
NSW Curriculum alignment
Victorian Curriculum alignment
- VCMNA211
Compare fractions with related denominators and locate and represent them on a number line
- VCMNA212
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators
- VCMNA157
Investigate equivalent fractions used in contexts
- VCMNA187
Compare and order common unit fractions and locate and represent them on a number line
- VCMNA158
Count by quarters, halves and thirds, including with mixed numerals. Locate and represent these fractions on a number line
- VCMNA188
Investigate strategies to solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominator
Australian Curriculum alignment
- ACMNA077
Investigate equivalent fractions used in contexts
- ACMNA102
Compare and order common unit fractions and locate and represent them on a number line
- ACMNA125
Compare fractions with related denominators and locate and represent them on a number line
- ACMNA078
Count by quarters halves and thirds, including with mixed numerals. Locate and represent these fractions on a number line
- ACMNA103
Investigate strategies to solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominator
- ACMNA126
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators
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