Lesson Ideas
When it comes to fractions, a whole is exactly the sum of its parts! In this BrainPOP math movie, Tim and Moby break down the concept of fractions. Discover how fractions are used to represent parts of a whole, parts of a set, and segments on a number line. Learn how to identify the numerator and denominator of every fraction, and what these special numbers mean. And see how visualizing ordinary objects and situations can help you grasp how fractions are used in everyday life. By the time you’re done, your mastery of this important concept will be anything but fractional!
Equal Splitting Lesson Plan: Slice Fractions Game
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 25, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore equal parts, equal splitting, fractions, equivalent fractions, and other math concepts. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
Ratios Lesson Plan: Ratio Rumble Game
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 38, students explore ratios and proportions using an online math game called Ratio Rumble. Students will identify ratios when used in a variety of contextual situations and explain why ratios and rates naturally relate to fractions and decimals. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
Fractions on a Number Line Lesson Ideas: The Pearl Diver Game
In these lesson ideas which are adaptable for grades 38, students play an online math game to practice identifying, comparing, and ordering fractions on a number line. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
Fractions Lesson Plan: Treefrog Treasure
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 25, students will use BrainPOP resources and an online math game to explore fractions and match and/or compare fractional amounts. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
Fractions with Moby Lesson Plan: What Are Fractions and How Are They Used?
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn what fractions are and how they are used. Students also use handson materials to explore fraction amounts in a cooperative learning activity. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
Adding and Subtracting Fractions Lesson Plan: The Drop Zone Game
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 38, students use BrainPOP resources to explore a variety of strategies for addition with fractions. Students will use physical and virtual models (including an online interactive game) to demonstrate an understanding of how to add fractions. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
Fractions and Mixed Numbers Lesson Plan: The Dig It! Game
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3, 4, and 5, students use BrainPOP resources to learn about key terms related to fractions, such as mixed number. Students will use a number line to explore fractional amounts in real life scenarios, as well as in virtual game play online. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions Lesson Plan: Check The Denominator!
In this lesson plan adaptable for grades 38, students use BrainPOP to learn how to identify the lowest common denominator in equations, and add and subtract unlike fractions. They’ll also explain in words and pictures how to add and subtract fractions. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
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