Introduction to Fractions Unit Plan – Year 1 and Year 2
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Introduction to Fractions Unit Plan – Year 1 and Year 2


6 x Lessons


This Mathematics unit addresses the concepts of understanding, identifying and creating fractions.

It consists of 6 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

Fractions Everywhere

A 60 minute lesson designed to introduce the concept of fractions in real-world situations.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Halves and Quarters

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify halves and quarters.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Thirds and Fifths

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify thirds and fifths.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Eighths

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and create eighths.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Recognising and Creating Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will recognise and create halves, quarters, thirds, fifths and eighths.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Fractions in Everyday Life - Problem Solving

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

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Lesson 7 (Assessment) 60 minutes

Introduction to Fractions Assessment - Year 1 and Year 2

A 60 minute assessment designed to assess student learning.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

Mathematics > Year 1 > Number and Algebra > Fractions and decimals > ACMNA016
Recognise and describe one-half as one of two equal parts of a whole.

Mathematics > Year 2 > Number and Algebra > Fractions and decimals > ACMNA033
Recognise and interpret common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections