|Subject Area||Math/Science/Social Studies|
|Unit of Instruction||Decomposing and Composing Fractions for Addition and Subtraction also Understanding Fraction Equivalence and Comparison/Magnets/Florida Explorers|
Understand a fraction with a > 1 as a sum of fractions
Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.
Investigate and describe that magnets can attract magnetic materials and attract and repel other magnets.
Identify explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their expeditions
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Explain, using visual representation, how and why fractions can be equivalent even though the number and size of the parts are not the same.
Recognize and generate equivalent fractions by partitioning number lines, rectangles, squares, and circles using visual models.
Explain that fractions can only be compared when they refer to the same sized whole (e.g., 1/ 2 of a small pizza is not the same size as 1 /2of a large pizza).
Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators by: o using benchmark fractions (e.g., 5/ 8 is close to 1 /2 and 1/ 10 is close to 0, therefore 5/ 8 > 1 /10 ).
Reasoning about their size or location on a number line.
Using visual models to create fractions with common numerators or common denominators.
Record the results of comparisons with the symbols <, > or =. • justify the conclusions of comparisons
Investigate and classify objects that are attracted to magnets (paper clips, iron filings, scissors) and those that are not (bottle, penny, copper wire, eraser, foil, nickel, steel).
Investigate that all magnets, regardless of shape, have a north pole (N) and a south pole (S) although they may not be marked.
Investigate the presence of a magnetic field with different-shaped magnets.
Describe the effects of the magnetic field of different-shaped magnets using iron filings.
Investigate how magnets attract and repel other magnets based on the presence of a magnetic field.
Students will be able to:
Identify explorers who landed in Florida
Explain why explorers came to Florida and the outcomes of their expeditions
iReady Individual Differentiated Practice
3 min. Multiplication Test
Review VMT1 Results
Study Jams: Equivalent Fractions
Equivalent Fractions Practice Worksheets
MyMath Chapter 8: Fractions
IXL Codes: Q.4-Q.9
Weekly Homework Assignment
Discovery Website Magnets
Magnets Mission Activity
Magnetic Mazes Lab
Florida Explorer Journal Entries
Florida Explorer Quizzes
3 min Multiplication Timed Test
Equivalent Fractions Practice Worksheet
IXL Codes Q.4-Q.9
Weekly Homework Assignment
Magnetic Mission Activity
Magnetic Maze Lab
3 Florida Explorer Journal Entries
Florida Explorer Quiz