Clara Fraction Lesson Plan
The Clara Fractions game will help students practice converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. Students will be able to correctly convert improper fractions into mixed numbers.
Common Core Standards:
Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction… Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions. *This objective involved finding the equivalent of an Improper Fraction by changing it to a Mixed Number.
Part of objective 5.NF.1 is to be able to convert Improper Fractions to Mixed Number in order to solve addition and subtraction problems involving fractions with like and unlike denominators.
Warm-Up Activity #1:
As a warm-up activity prior to playing the “Clara Fraction” game, have your students watch an instructional fraction video titled “Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers”. Watching this video is a great way to either introduce or review the concept of converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. Simply, use the following link to quickly access this video.
Warm-Up Activity #2:
Go to the following link and select the “Grade 5 Common Core: Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers” drill for your students’ grade level. The interactive problems can be worked by 4th or 5th graders as a whole group either on an interactive white board or via a projector as a way to review problem solving skills. – http://mrnussbaum.com/grade5standards/559-2/
Now that you have watched the fraction video and warmed up with one or more interactive problem solving drills with your class you are now ready to play the “Clara Fraction” math game. First, watch the instructional video at http://mrnussbaum.com/clarafraction/ . This game could be played as a whole group using an interactive white board or utilizing projector. Or, this game could be played in a computer lab setting where each student has their own individual computer to play “Clara Fraction”.
Have students complete the fun attached Clara Fraction’s Ice Cream Shop worksheet (http://mrnussbaum.com/clara-fraction-printable-worksheet/)