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Introduction to Fraction Frenzy


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Keywords: Fractions, 1st grade math, 1st grade, math group work
Subject(s): Video, Technology, Writing, Music, Information Skills, Drama, Math
Grades K through 5
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Martin Elementary School, Flowery Br, GA
Planned By: Ashley Parker
Original Author: Ashley Parker, Flowery Br
The entire class will begin by making a fractions book together. Each page will be a different fraction that we will introduce and discuss. (Fractions such as 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1 whole). We will cut shapes out and glue them on a seperate page and label them with their fraction. We will also find objects in the room/school that could be broken down into halves, thirds or fourths equally.

After each fraction has been taught and discussed, the teacher will then seperate students into groups of 4-5 students.

The only guidelines for the project are:
*The fractions book we created must be incorportated.
*You must teach the class what you have learned about fractions.
*Each group member MUST be in the video, flip cam stands will be used in order to make this possible.

Students will have 2-3 math periods to work on their project. Once it is completed, they will be uploaded to the computer and we will have 1 class period where we watch all videos and talk about the things we learned from their videos.


*This year while doing this, I had some AWESOME videos.
One was to the tune of "My Girl"...... "Fractions, We're talking about Fractions, FRACTIONS!
Another was Justin Beiber's "Baby" ..... "Fractions, Fractions, Fractions, OH"
And another was the Ghostbuster's...."When their something strange in your classroom, who you gonna call? Fraction Busters!!

Great way for the kids to show their imagination and what they learned all in one! They loved this project!
Comments
The kids loved doing this! It was so neat to sit back and watch my students' imaginations go crazy!!! They did awesome!
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Great way to work on speaking/listening with their group members and drama.
Follow-Up
I would love to be able to have a semi "movie day" where we could share our flip cam videos with other classes or even on the morning announcements!
Materials: Video Cameras, Flip Video, Tripods, Math, Elementary, Video Tools, Integrating Technology