3rd or 4th Grade – Math
Content objectives: Students will be able to simplify
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
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
Warm up: Review and chant previously learned equivalent
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
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.
Review/ Assessment: Fraction bars students
will work together to create their own set offraction
bars. Students can then use their bars to discover
1. Construct your own fraction bars
2.Experiment with you bars. Focus on equivalent fractions
3. Categorize your bars –
*Can use Pizza