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# Introduction to Fractions

Understand the basic components and concepts of fractions.

Introduction: Looking around the world we live in, there are many instances where fractions are at work in our daily lives.  We see stores that allow us to take 30% off the regular price on a sale item; the fuel gauges in our cars indicate how much gas is left in our fuel tanks; we tell our boss that the annual budget report is about half way completed – just to name a few examples of fractions at work.  Often times, the only distinctions in the fractions that we see are how they are expressed.

Objectives:

• Students will know the definitions of the basic components of fractions
• Students will understand the concepts of fractions and how they work
• Students will know how to convert improper fractions to mixed fractions and vice versa
• Students will be able to solve basic word problems involving fraction
• Students will understand how to simplify fractions
• Students will be able to determine the Greatest Common factor within a fraction

Note: This lesson also may be used by older students seeking business math review, for example, a refresher for those entering an administrative type position.

FRACTIONS INTRODUCTION LESSON PLAN

Teaching Materials

• Lesson - Introduction to Fractions (see below for printable lesson)

• Prepared Examples

Lesson Activity:

1. Ask class for examples

• use visual demonstrations to answer the question

• present different ways to express a fraction

2. Discuss the definitions and differences between a numerator and a denominator in a fraction.

• briefly mention the importance of a common denominator when adding and subtracting fractions

• Discuss the definitions and differences between proper, improper, and mixed fractions.

3. Demonstrate how to convert improper fractions to mixed fractions.

4. Demonstrate how to convert mixed fractions to improper fractions.

5. Demonstrate how fractions work through word problems with everyday examples

6. Explain why and how to simplify fractions

7. Discuss reducing fractions

8. Demonstrate how to find the Greatest Common factor within a fraction

• use the GFC to reduce fractions

Assessment/Evaluation
Have students complete the worksheet. A passing grade is 70% or greater.

Print out the teaching lesson pages and exercise worksheets for use with this lesson:

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