- Fractions: Halves, Fourths, Eigths Parts of Whole Equivalent Fractions

Students demonstrate their understanding of fractions.

What makes a whole?

How many different ways can you show a whole?

1. Introduce fractions with hands-on manipulatives in the classroom. Students need to have some understanding of a whole compared to the part of a whole.

2. Give students Mini-Math Minecraft Task: Fraction Brownie

*My mom baked an awesome brownie for my sleepover. It was so special because it had 3 flavors baked in all in one- Chocolate, Vanilla, and Caramel. 8/16 was chocolate and the rest of the brownie was vanilla and caramel. However, the rest flavors were not equal amounts. *

*What could this brownie look like in Minecraft?*

*How do you know? Share this on a board next to your creation. *

*Challenge:*

*How many different brownies can you make with the amount above?*

3. When students finish, start a class discussion and share what they created. Discuss all of the different possibilities to create a whole brownie.

This lesson is to spark discussion and share students understanding of parts of a whole. Take it deeper and discuss equivalent fractions with parts of a whole.