# Fraction Fundamentals

Below is the prompt the teacher used to create this plan using our Ai:

I want to focus on fractions

Create my own plan# Fraction Fundamentals - Year 7 & 8 Maths Lesson Plan

## Curriculum Area: Mathematics

## Level: Year 7 & 8 Students

## Duration: 30 minutes

## Class Size: 30 students

### Objective:

- Students will understand the concept of fractions and be able to perform basic operations with fractions.

### Materials Needed:

- Whiteboard and markers

- Fraction manipulatives (blocks, circles, strips)

- Printed worksheets on fractions

- Interactive whiteboard or projector

- Computers or tablets for online fraction activities

### Lesson Plan:

#### Introduction (5 minutes)

1. Begin the lesson by asking students what they know about fractions.

2. Discuss how fractions represent parts of a whole.

3. Show visual examples of fractions using fraction manipulatives on the whiteboard.

4. Explain the terms numerator and denominator.

#### Main Activities (20 minutes)

1.

**Fraction Identification**(8 minutes)

- Display various fractions on the whiteboard or projector.

- Ask students to identify the numerator and denominator of each fraction.

- Have students write down the fractions and their components in their notebooks.

2.

**Fraction Equivalents**(7 minutes)

- Introduce the concept of equivalent fractions.

- Show how to find equivalent fractions by multiplying or dividing the numerator and denominator by the same number.

- Provide examples and have students practice finding equivalent fractions on their worksheets.

3.

**Fraction Addition**(5 minutes)

- Demonstrate simple fraction addition using visual aids.

- Show how to add fractions with like denominators.

- Allow students to practice adding fractions on their own or in pairs.

#### Conclusion (5 minutes)

1.

**Fraction Quiz**(3 minutes)

- Conduct a quick quiz asking students to identify fractions, find equivalents, and add simple fractions.

2.

**Reflection & Homework**(2 minutes)

- Ask students to reflect on what they learned about fractions in today's lesson.

- Assign homework on fractions, such as practicing fraction addition and finding equivalent fractions.

### Additional Resources:

- NZ Curriculum Online - Mathematics Standards for Year 7 & 8

- TKI - Fractions Teaching Ideas

By following this detailed lesson plan, teachers in New Zealand can effectively teach Year 7 & 8 students about fractions according to the New Zealand education standards.