Lesson
Plan #6  Fraction strips and fraction strip game.
(NCTM Standard 12)
Lyn Del Randash
School: Poplar Middle School
Grade level: 36
Time: 2 Periods
Introduction:
This activity
will assist the student on recognizing that fractions are part of a
whole and apply equivalent fractions in a game format. This activity
also provides great hands on learning experience. Native Americans students
are kinesthetic learners and this fraction strip game provides for this
type of learning style.
Materials:
pencils,
scissors, strips of 3 x !/ 8 inch strips of construction paper in four
different colors. (Make one color black)
Procedure:
Teacher
demonstrates as the students work along.
 Label
the black strip 1 whole. (chalk works great)
 Take
another strip and fold in half then open and cut in 1/2: Ask how many
sections do you have? Label each 1/2 and set aside.
 Take
another strip and fold in half two times. Have the students guess
how many sections you will have when you open (4) Label each 1/4 and
cut apart. Set aside.
 For
the third strip, fold in half three times. Have the students guess
how many sections there will be when they open the strip. (8) Label
each 1/8 and cut apart. Set aside.
 For
thelast strip, very carefully fold into 1/2 four times. Have the
students guess how many sections there will be when they open the
strip up. (16) Label, cut apart and set aside.
 Store
strips in kits in a large envelope.
Game 1:
Fraction Addition
Materials:
Cards labeled
with the following fractions: l/2, 1\4, 1\8, 2\8, 1\16, 2\6 and several
of each fraction strips from the previous activity.
Procedure:
Start with
the black strip (1 whole) take turns drawing cards. As you draw a fraction,
place the fraction strip on your black strip. The first person to cover
their whole fraction wins.
Place the cards in another pile as they are drawn, then shuffle when
the pile is full to continue drawing.
Game 2:
Fraction Subtraction
Materials:
Cards from
game 1 Fraction strips.
Procedure:
Start with
theblack (1 whole) strip covered with two halves: Take turns drawing
cards. When you draw a fraction, you take off that fraction, you may
have to exchange fractions
Eagles are an important symbol in the Native American culture and tradition,
to receive an eagle feather is a high accomplishment and a great achievement
and honor. Students will be able to draw eagles using rectangles, circles
and triangles. Students will also be able to show a line of symmetry
within their eagles.
Materials:
Teacher a finished project to show as an example; materials for demonstrating
and a picture of an eagle.
Students  crayons or colored pencils, pencil with an eraser, practice
paper, final draft paper.
Procedure:
Display eagle picture. Demonstrate to the students how to use the shapes
to draw an eagle (see illustration).
Directions:
Have the students follow along on their practice papers making sure
that they draw lightly so they can erase the extra lines later. Once
the students have their eagles drawn, use a ruler to lightly draw a
line of symmetry on their eagle.
After the students have found the line of symmetry have the students
complete their eagles by drawing in the details.
On their
final paper, the students will complete an eagle with a line of symmetry
and details filled in. Students may be evaluated through questions and
their finished projects.
