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Lesson 6: Fractions in Everyday Life – Problem Solving


Introduction to Fractions Unit Plan - Year 1 and Year 2 | Lesson 6 | 60 minutes


A 60 minute lesson in which students will solve simple word problems involving fractions.


Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 1 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Geometry > Reason with shapes and their attributes > CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.G.A.3
Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.

Grade 2 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Geometry > Reason with shapes and their attributes > CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.G.A.3
Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

Grade 3 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Number & Operations - Fractions > Develop understanding of fractions as numbers > CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.1
Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.