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# FRACTIONS LESSON:

Dividing shapes and sets into equal parts

Objective:
Teach students to divide regions and sets of objects into equal parts using a variety of objects, models, and illustrations.

Grade Level:
Second Grade - Third Grade - Fourth Grade

Duration: 20 minutes

DIVIDING SHAPES AND SETS LESSON PLAN

Teacher Materials:

• Overhead projector
• Six paper clips

Student Materials:

• Chalk or white board for each student with accompanying writing utensil, or piece of paper and pencil.
Dividing Shapes Worksheet

Lesson Part I:

1. Draw a large rectangle on the board. Divide it into 5 equal parts. Draw another rectangle and divide it into 5 unequal parts.
2. Ask the students which rectangle has been divided into parts that are the same size and shape. Explain that this means the rectangle has been divided into even parts.
3. Draw a circle and divide it into 4 unequal parts. Draw another circle and divide it into 4 equal parts.
4. Ask the students which circle has been divided evenly.
5. Repeat as many times as the teacher deems necessary.

Lesson Part II:

1. Write the word "set" on the board. Explain that a set is a group of objects that are all the same.
2. Place six paperclips on the overhead projector. Switch it on. Show the students that this is a set of paperclips. Take two of the paperclips and set them apart.
3. Ask the students if the sets are equal.
4. Divide the paperclips into two equal sets.
5. Ask the students if the sets are equal.
6. Repeat as many times as the teacher deems necessary.

Assessment:
Use the worksheet to evaluate whether students understood the concept.

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