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Improper Fractions Lesson Plan

Instructor: Artem Cheprasov

Artem has a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

This lesson plan uses a mini-activity, activity, quiz, and discussion questions to help your students grasp the concept of an improper fraction as well as proper and mixed fractions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson's activities, discussion, and quiz, your students need to be able to:

  • Define improper fraction
  • Identify improper fractions
  • Convert from improper fractions to mixed fractions

Length

30-60 minutes without the activity

Materials

Curriculum Standards

  • 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.

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3

Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Key Terms

  • Improper fraction
  • Proper fraction
  • Mixed fraction
  • Reducing fractions

Instructions

Warm Up

  • Ask the following questions to get the class started off on the right foot:
    • What is a fraction?
    • Can someone give me an example of a fraction?
    • Does anyone know the differences between proper, improper, and mixed fractions?

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