Preparing to learn fractions

Ginny Barker

6th grade math

Knob Noster Middle School

2 week unit—200 points

Objectives:

- Finding equivalent fractions.
- Identifying prime and composite numbers.
- Prime Factorization
- Greatest Common Factor
- Least Common Multiple
- Convert between Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Layer
C—you must complete 3 activities in each objective—30 points each for a
maximum of 150 points.

Objective 1

___ 1. Make 20 flash cards with equivalent fractions. Be prepared to defend 5 cards to me.

___ 2. Louie Lewis Fractional Private Eye

___ 3. Make a video lesson of how to find equivalent fractions. Be sure to include both increasing the fraction and reducing the fraction.

___ 4. Using the fraction towers demonstrate how to find equivalent fractions.

___ 5. Create a matching game with at least 15 pairs of equivalent fractions.

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6. Listen to the lecture and take notes.

Objective 2

___ 1. Using numbers out of a magazine or newspaper recreate the prime number hundreds chart like the one we made in class.

___ 2. Memorize the prime factors from 1 to 100, be able to orally tell me them. Make sure you also know the definition prime and composite numbers.

___ 3. Make a game using prime and composite numbers.

___ 4. Using the same activity that we did in class, identify all the prime numbers from 100 to 200. Do you see a pattern? Be able to explain the pattern to me.

___ 5. Interview 3-4 adults on the difference between prime and composite numbers. Then ask them to identify the prime numbers from 1-100. Graph your information on a bar graph. Make sure you include the questions you asked as well as their responses.

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6. Listen to the lecture and take notes.

Objective 3

___ 1. Complete the Prime Factor Trees worksheet

___ 2. Make a poster of the two ways to find prime factorization. (factor trees and factor stairs)

___ 3. Play the animation game found at Classzone.com (Chapter 5—Creating a Factor Tree) Have your parent sign here saying they watched you play the game.______________________

___ 4. Create a worksheet for someone else to complete. Make sure you have at least 15 problems and provide an answer key.

___ 5. Make a foldable on the two ways to find prime factorization. (factor trees and factor stairs)

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6. Listen to the lecture and take notes.

Objective 4/5

____
1. Find a website that helps you practice LCM and
GCF. List the website here ______________________________

Have your parent sign saying you practiced the concept. ______________________

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2. Play the animation game found at Classzone.com. (Chapter
5—Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple) Have your parents
sign saying they watched you play the game.
______________________________

___ 3. Complete the extended FM radio worksheet.

___ 4. Learn the Factor/Multiple Song and perform it for the class.

___ 5. Make your own Factor/Multiple rap and perform it for the class.

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6. Listen to the lecture and take notes.

Objective 6

___ 1. Do the Mixed Numbers 2 Fractions 2 Long Division worksheet

___ 2. Make a power point presentation about how to convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers.

___ 3. Make an “I have, who has” game with at least 20 mixed numbers/improper fractions.

___ 4. Make a bulletin board display of the correct way to convert mixed numbers and improper fractions.

___ 5. Look in a newspaper and find 15 mixed numbers, display what you found for the class. Be able to tell me what each fraction would be as an improper fraction.

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6. Listen to the lecture and take notes.

B layer—choose one—20 points

___ 1. Choose at least 3 objectives and interview 1 or 2 business owners on how they use that concept in their business. Type up your interview and present it to the class.

___ 2. Research on the internet how each of the 6 objectives are used in jobs today. Make a graph or table displaying the information you gathered.

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3. Make a review(can be clicker, or jeopardy) game and play
it with the class.

A Layer—choose one—30 points

___ 1. Take a test over all 6 objectives and score an 80% or better.

___ 2. Write an essay about the importance of each objective. Include real world examples for each objective.

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3. Research at least 2 other countries and compare their
educational ideas on these concepts to those that you have learned.

Due Dates: Subject to change if I see that more time is needed.

For
the C layer each objective activity is due by the Friday after the
objective is taught. Thursdays and Fridays will be in class
work days. Mondays through Wednesdays will be
lecture/practice days.

The
B/A layer activities will not be started until all of the previous
layer activities are completed. The test day for the A layer
will be announced a week before the test.

Extra Credit opportunities:

For
the C layer if you choose to do an extra activity you can earn 10
points in each objective for a maximum of 30 extra credit points in the
layer.

Grading
scale:

C
140-159 points ____ B 160-179 points ___ A
180-200 points _____

Student
Signature ______________________________

Parent
Signature ______________________________

Date
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