Operations with Fractions Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6
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Operations with Fractions Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6


9 x Lessons


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.

Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Exploring Unit Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore common unit fractions.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Understanding Equivalence

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore equivalent fractions.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Reducing Fractions to Lowest Terms

A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn to reduce fractions to their lowest terms.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

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 5 60 minutes

Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Adding and Subtracting Related Fractions

A 60 minute lesson in which students will add and subtract fractions with related denominators.

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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 - Analysing

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 (Assessment) 60 minutes

Operations with Fractions Assessment - Year 5 and Year 6

A 60 minute assessment designed to assess student learning.

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