Exploring Fractions and Decimals Unit Plan – Year 3 and Year 4
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Exploring Fractions and Decimals Unit Plan – Year 3 and Year 4


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This Mathematics unit covers a range of concepts relating to fractions and decimals.

It consists of 11 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.

Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Recognizing Common Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will recognize common unit fractions such as halves, thirds, quarters and fifths.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Creating Common Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will represent common unit fractions and their multiples to create a whole.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Identifying Equivalent Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify equivalent fractions for one half, one third, one quarter and one fifth.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

A 60 minute lesson in which students will locate and represent some common equivalent fractions on a number line.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Counting By Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will count by common unit fractions and mixed numerals.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Converting Improper Fractions and Mixed Numerals

A 60 minute lesson in which students will convert between improper fractions and mixed numerals.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Fractions Investigation - Designing

A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Fractions Investigation - Recording and Explaining

A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Fractions Investigation - Presenting

A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of fractions to a real-world context.

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Lesson 10 60 minutes

Introduction to Decimals - Tenths

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore tenths as fractions and in decimal notation.

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Lesson 11 60 minutes

Introduction to Decimals - Hundredths

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore hundredths as fractions and in decimal notation.

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Lesson 12 (Assessment) 60 minutes

Exploring Fractions and Decimals Assessment - Year 3 and Year 4

A 60 minute assessment designed to assess student learning.

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