**3rd or 4th Grade – Math
Equivalent Fractions**

Content objectives: Students will be able to simplify
fractions

Language objectives: Students will be
able to discuss and journal the relationship of part
to whole and relate to the concept of fractions

Categorize fractions according to value or common
denominators

State an equivalent fraction using the ordinal numbers
in the denominator

Building Background: Begin by passing
out a cookie to each student and have them break each
cookie. Have students discuss with a partner how that
might relate to the content.

Key vocabulary: fraction denominator,
numerator, simplify, equivalent

Supplementary Materials: Cookies, puzzle cookies,
construction paper, markers

Procedure

Warm up: Review and chant previously learned equivalent
fractions

Presentation: As a group look at pictures
of school personnel and discuss what they do.

Do a being there by visiting the people in the building
and having them explain some of the things that they
do.

Practice: Cookie Match: Pass out cookie
pieces and have students find the rest of their cookie.

Work together to simplify the fractions. Find the
other cookie pieces with the same value.

Once they have formed the cookie they should share
how they figured it out and how this might be applied
outside the classroom.

Blooms:

Knowledge:

Comprehension:

Application –

Analysis –

Synthesis -

Review/ Assessment: Fraction bars students
will work together to create their own set offraction
bars. Students can then use their bars to discover
equivalent fractions.

1. Construct your own fraction bars

2.Experiment with you bars. Focus on equivalent fractions

3. Categorize your bars –

common denominators

values

*Can use Pizza