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The word fraction comes from the Latin word "fractio" which means to break.

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The best dressed

Fractions with a numerator smaller than the denominator are called proper fractions.

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The power of 1

Any fraction with a denominator of 1 is equal to its numerator.

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Overview

Math will come to life as students explore fractions from a wide array of sources. Picking peaches, playing basketball, exploring the rainforest, and going to outer space, are just a few of the adventures students will encounter as they identify fractions. Let the adventure begin!

Lesson:

Fractions in Everyday Life

National Standard(s) Addressed:

Number & Operations-Fractions (Develop understanding of fractions as numbers)

Goals

Performance

Students will identify fractions.

Cognitive

Students will understand what a fraction is and be able to point out examples of fractions in everyday life.

Affective

Students will appreciate the idea of fractions in everyday life.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary

Fraction: A number that expresses a part of a whole. Fractions are typically written withnumbersstackedontopofeach other, separated by a line.

Numerator: The number on top of a fraction that explains how many pieces/ partsofthewholearebeingdescribed.

Denominator: The number on the bottom of the fraction that expresses how many pieces by which something is divided.

Beta Carotene: A vitamin that prevents your cells from damage. When ingested, the body converts Beta Carotene to vitamin A. Carrots, spinach, and peaches are great sources of Beta Carotene

Equestrian: A rider or performer on horseback or anything related to horseback riding.

Activate Prior Knowledge:

On white paper, ask students to draw a pizza pie with their favorite vegetables on it. Have them cut it into either six, eight or ten slices and create different fraction scenarios from them based on the slices they are going to eat and how much will be left over. Ask students to give you more examples offractionsbasedonthingstheysee in the classroom (ex. desks in each row or column, students with red, white or blue shirts on, etc.).

Assess and Think Critically:

Ask students to generate some of the fractions that they observed in the episode. Write these on the board. Talk about some other examples, and when possible try to present these examples with visuals (either use the students themselves, classroom objects, or other visual aides). Use exercises that were not included in this particular episode and ask students to create and demonstrate their own fraction ideas.

Overview

Math will come to life as students explore fractions from a wide array of sources. Picking peaches, playing basketball, exploring the rainforest, and going to outer space, are just a few of the adventures students will encounter as they identify fractions. Let the adventure begin!

Lesson:

Burning Calories!

National Standard(s) Addressed:

#3 Physical Activity-Exhibits a physically active lifestyle. #6 Values Physical Activity- Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, health, challenge, self-expression and/or/social interaction.

Goals

Performance

Students will participate in a variety of movements to burn calories and promote good health.

Cognitive

Students will understand relationship between activity and burning calories.

Affective

Students will value the importance of exercise.

Pre-Teach Vocabulary

Calories: Calories are ENERGY that fuel ourbodies. Acalorieisscientifically determined by the amount energy it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius.

Energy: The ability to have power to do physical work or exercise.

Caloric Intake: The amount of calories a person consumes (eats) in a day…

Antioxidants: A substance that prevents damage from the presence of oxygen. Vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene are examples of antioxidants. Antioxidants slow the aging process and may reduce the risk of cancer.

Activate Prior Knowledge

Engage students in a conversation about healthy eating. Talk about how food gives us energy and energy enables us to perform activities. Discuss what calories are and ask students to provide examples of beneficial calories. Highlight the advantages of acquiring our calories from healthy foods (antioxidants help our cells fight damage and aging, vitamins keep us healthy, fiber is important for digestion, etc.).

Assess and Think Critically

Ask students to point out examples of the physical activity they just completed and discuss which activitiesburnedthemostcalories. As an additional follow-up activity on fractions, divide the students into groups of 4-6. Ask each group to represent a fraction to the class with an exercise. For example, how many students out of the six are hopping on one foot? Call on the groups to present their exercises to the class and have their peers create fractions from what they observe.