# 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

### Fractions Everywhere

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

### Halves and Quarters

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

### Thirds and Fifths

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

### Eighths

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

### Recognizing and Creating Fractions

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

### Fractions in Everyday Life - Problem Solving

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

### Introduction to Fractions Assessment - Year 1 and Year 2

A 60 minute assessment designed to assess student learning.

#### 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.