Component 3b. Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
Component 3c. Engaging Students in Learning
Component 3e. Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness
Fraction Math Lesson (2nd Grade)
*I cut the apple into four equal pieces to demonstrate the concept of a fourth.
I taught a math lesson on fractions using three different kinds of apples to engage students in learning. The apples were cut into halves, fourths, and eighths. Using the apples to demonstrate the concept of halves, fourths, and eighths was a great way to engage the students in the lesson. Fractions can be a difficult concept for young elementary students to grasp, but by connecting the concept to real life objects and providing them with a visual can help them have success with fractions for the rest of their schooling. At the end of the lesson the students had a taste test to see which of the three apples they liked the best. We created a graph to see how many students liked each kind of apple. Then the students got to eat the extra apples. They had peanut butter and caramel sauce for toppings.
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