## Session 2.1 - Fraction Cards

## Learning Goals -

1. I can interpret the meaning of the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.

2. I can represent fractions greater than 1.

2. I can represent fractions greater than 1.

## Fractions Greater Than 1

Take a look at problems 3 - 6 on page 20 of your workbook

Which of these problems has a sum that is greater than one? Which ones have a sum less than 1? Could you tell which ones have sums less or more than 1 even before you figured out the exact answers?

Problem #5

1/2 + 3/6 + 4/8 =

Is there any other way you know to write 3/2? Is 3/2 greater than 1? Is 3/2 greater than 1? Could you write 3/2 in another way as a mixed number, using 1 and a fraction? Is it possible to write 1 1/2 as a fraction? How many halves are in 1 1/2? Do you know a way to write a fraction that means three halves?

Problem #5

1/2 + 3/6 + 4/8 =

Is there any other way you know to write 3/2? Is 3/2 greater than 1? Is 3/2 greater than 1? Could you write 3/2 in another way as a mixed number, using 1 and a fraction? Is it possible to write 1 1/2 as a fraction? How many halves are in 1 1/2? Do you know a way to write a fraction that means three halves?

How could you use our 4 X 6 rectangles to make a picture for the fraction 3/2? Let's say that these rectangles are sandwiches, and I ate 3/2 of a sandwich. How could you show 3/2 of a sandwich?

Is 3/2 more or less than 1? How do you know? How many halves are in 1 sandwich? How many halves are in 3/2 of a sandwich? Does it help to look at the two different ways we wrote this fraction: 3/2 and 1 1/2?

Is 3/2 more or less than 1? How do you know? How many halves are in 1 sandwich? How many halves are in 3/2 of a sandwich? Does it help to look at the two different ways we wrote this fraction: 3/2 and 1 1/2?

Do both of these representations show 3/2? If I eat the shaded parts in the first picture and my friend eats the shaded parts in the second picture, did we eat the same amount? How are the two picture the same? How are they different?

## Making Fraction Cards

For the next couple of days, we will be making decks of Fraction Cards like these. You will need the following items: a pair of scissors, glue, note cards, a couple different colored pencils, and the whole, thirds, and fifths worksheets. (See below)

Turn to page 26 in your Unit 6 Workbook.

Turn to page 27 in your Unit 6 Workbook.

## Discussion

1. Which of the pictures that you've made so far were easy to make? Which were challenging?

2. Who has an example of one that was difficult? What did you try? Does anyone else have suggestions about how to show that fraction?

3. Is anyone using one of the templates, either Blank Thirds or Blank Fifths? What fraction did you use it to make? Did anyone else have another way to represent that fractions?

2. Who has an example of one that was difficult? What did you try? Does anyone else have suggestions about how to show that fraction?

3. Is anyone using one of the templates, either Blank Thirds or Blank Fifths? What fraction did you use it to make? Did anyone else have another way to represent that fractions?

## Work

Class work: Page 28

Homework: Page 29

$40 Bulldog bucks if completed; $10 if completed and signed by a parent or guardian

Homework: Page 29

$40 Bulldog bucks if completed; $10 if completed and signed by a parent or guardian