NCTM Illuminations provides a lesson on fraction representation that allows students to use their collaboration, reasoning, and problem solving skills. In pairs, students practice their knowledge of constructing various fractions in an interactive applet provided by Utah State University. After students complete the lesson, assign each of them to make their own fraction representations using Tux Paint. Students should print off their representations for assessment.
Students will be able to demonstrate understanding that a fraction can be represented as part of a region in which the parts are congruent (region model). Students will be able to identify fractions when the whole (region) and a part of the region are given. Students will be able to identify fraction relationships. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding that the area of equivalent fractions is relative to the whole.
Students will demonstrate collaboration skills by working in pairs to construct fractions. Students will demonstrate problem solving skills by drawing their own fraction representations. Students will demonstrate ICT Literacy skills by completing their assignment using Tux Paint.
See Fraction Representation rubric.