A while back I shared a kindergarten lesson and I was really happy with the way it turned out.  The 5th-grade lesson below, not so much.  The students did great but there are definitely some things I need to improve.

We recently finished up a district PL where we used The Apple and we decided it was a great place to launch our upcoming unit on fractions. Last year, we started using 3-acts at the beginning of our units because they help identify what our students know and don’t know.  As a formative assessment tool, they help unveil the misconceptions we’ll need to address in the upcoming weeks.

In the spirit of vulnerability and #ObserveMe, I’m sharing this 5th-grade lesson.  The lesson was taught in January, which means the majority of the students haven’t explored fractions in almost a year. Please share any feedback or questions you might have in the comment section below.

What went well? How can I improve?


Act 1 & 2

 

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Some students drew models…

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….and we hit some bumps in the road.

 

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Lots of misconceptions began to surface…

The follow-up visit with table #4…


 

Act 3-Reveal

 

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