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Fractions

Fractions

When it comes to fractions, a whole is

*exactly*the sum of its parts! In this BrainPOP math movie, Tim and Moby break down the concept of fractions. Discover how fractions are used to represent parts of a whole, parts of a set, and segments on a number line. Learn how to identify the numerator and denominator of every fraction, and what these special numbers mean. And see how visualizing ordinary objects and situations can help you grasp how fractions are used in everyday life. By the time you’re done, your mastery of this important concept will be anything but fractional!## Real World Measurement Lesson Ideas: Carpenter’s Cut Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 2-7, students will explore authentic contexts for measurement skills. Students will use a free online math game to take on the role of a carpenter who needs to cut planks of wood. Younger students will practice equal grouping in early levels of the game, while older students practice measurement, factoring, division, and algebra as they cut slabs of wood in the advanced game levels. Students then work collaboratively to create math word problems that include real world measurement scenarios.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Ratios Lesson Plan: Ratio Rumble Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore ratios and proportions using an online math game called Ratio Rumble. Students will identify ratios when used in a variety of contextual situations and explain why ratios and rates naturally relate to fractions and decimals.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Fractions on a Number Line Lesson Ideas: The Pearl Diver Game

In these lesson ideas which are adaptable for grades 3-8, students play an online math game to practice identifying, comparing, and ordering fractions on a number line.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Fractions Lesson Plan: Treefrog Treasure

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 2-5, students will use BrainPOP resources and an online math game to explore fractions and match and/or compare fractional amounts.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Reflections and Refraction Lesson Plan: Prisoner of Echo Science Game

In this science lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students will explore wave interactions (including interference, reflection, refraction, and diffraction) through online game play and other BrainPOP resources. Students will describe the characteristics and parts of sound waves, and explain the Doppler effect.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Refraction Game Lesson Plan: Teaching Fractions Through Gameplay

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to make real-world, cross-curricular connections between math and science concepts. Students explore light refraction through online gameplay and an experiment.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Fractions with Moby Lesson Plan: What Are Fractions and How Are They Used?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn what fractions are and how they are used. Students also use hands-on materials to explore fraction amounts in a cooperative learning activity.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Adding and Subtracting Fractions Lesson Plan: The Drop Zone Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore a variety of strategies for addition with fractions. Students will use physical and virtual models (including an online interactive game) to demonstrate an understanding of how to add fractions.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »