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Fun with Pattern Block Fractions

This unit from Illuminations consists of five lessons designed to help students understand fractions when they are represented as a part of a region. Learners investigate relationships between parts and wholes, the relative value of the fraction based on the pattern block shape and equivalency while working with physical and/or virtual pattern blocks. Instructional plan, questions for the students, assessment options, extensions, and teacher reflections are given for each lesson.
Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Tracy Y. Hargrove - Author
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Tracy Y. Hargrove - Author
    • Publication Date2008
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2000 - 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 5
      Identifying the whole
      By path on 04/19/2012 - 09:52
    • This unit is really good for helping students understand the importance of knowing what is representing the "whole" before trying to name the part.