1. Warm-up: Ask students if they enjoy eating pizza. How much pizza do they eat? What does it mean to eat ½ a pizza? What is the definition of a fraction?
2. Motivate the Lesson: Bring in a glass container that contains 30 gumballs of various solid colors. Count the number of each color. Create a fraction to represent the amount of each color. Explain that fractions are “part” of a “whole”
3. Proceed through the lesson with the “Question of the Day”.
4. Verify that students can identify the numerator and denominator. Quiz them verbally using several examples. Take extra time to focus on finding the lowest common denominator.
* Stress that you add the numerators while the denominators stay the same. This is a very common mistake.
5. Have students complete the
“How to Add Fractions ” Worksheet for homework.
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