Are you Feeling Fractions? Connecting and Dissecting

Mahogony King, 4th Grade, Newell Elementary School

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


The curriculum unit is designed to create a learning experience with action based and embodied teaching and learning activities. This will allow educators and students to connect through similar personal experiences or display empathy for one’s beliefs. More specifically, students will acquire knowledge through movement and higher-order thinking on various math topics, such as fraction equivalence and ordering. The lessons can be
implemented in math centers, small groups, or in various components of teacher-student instruction. As students engage they will be assessed three times by selecting a color and using one-word to describe their emotion after completing the lesson. The information collected will be used to analyze the relation of numerical data and social and emotional learning to not only improve future instruction, but to create a conversation of expressing oneself beyond the classroom.