Fun Fraction Facts!

Numbers on ground in the hopscotch form

I have created a fractions pretest for my third graders. This is to test their knowledge about fractions before we move onto more complex fraction practices.

I would ideally have all the students use a computer to take the pretest at the same time. I think this would be a fun and creative way to incorporate technology into the student’s math time. The students should be take this quiz relatively easily given that the google form is quite straight forward. However, this pretest would be an easy way for me to get a sense of how well my students understand the topic of fractions.

There are several standards that fit with this lesson. Which includes the following common core standards.

    Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
    Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Hopefully, I would be using google classrooms, therefore the students will be comfortable with the google layout. I would also make other activities that include google doc/ google form for this unit on fractions. I think this is the best way to engage students and change it up from the usual worksheet.

After they take the quiz, we will review the questions that were commonly missed and then begin the lesson!

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Explore the Outdoors in Oregon

Authors: Kali Tagomori-Lai and Allie Haakenson

This interactive map will help students (2nd-3rd grade) to understand that there are many outdoor parks that are located in Oregon. The students will be given this map as an instructional piece to help them identify just a few of the state and National parks in Oregon.

They will then be asked to take this map and figure out the distance between their school and the listed state parks. They can also find other state parks that they can identify. At the end, they will have a writing prompt about the outdoors/ nature and submit it for credit.–cz3cxstI

Clocks and Schedules


Authors: Kali Tagomori-Lai & Alexis Henderson

For this lesson, students will practice telling time by using their knowledge of clocks in order to tell time on different style clocks. By connecting the times to the class schedule students are able to find meaning in the assignment as it is relevant to their day to day schedule. *intended for grades 2-3

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Modes of Transportation

In this activity, students will identify modes of transportation. They will then select which mode of transportation that they would like to try and where they might go. They will illustrate their mode of transportation of their choosing. We will discuss more than these three modes of transportation.

A large cruise ship in the middle of the ocean in Norway.
Option 1: Cruise Ship/ Boar
Helicopter landing in snow with snow covered mountain in the back
Option 2: Helicopter
A red double decker bus driving in the street, with a big white building in the background
Option 3: Bus

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