Fractions, Fractions Everywhere

Connie George, Mathematics, Quail Hollow Middle School

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


Realizing that larger number of my students struggled with the various ways to interpret fractions or unit rates of items, I decided to create a unit focused on fractions with specific attention to ratios, proportional reasoning and unit rates.  Students will interpret fractions as decimals and percents relating the basic operations to these values in their daily lives.   I want to challenge my students to explore real world word problems in their everyday lives and express them in fractional formats.  Creating a unit to include interests of students will involve their input in my unit. If they can relate to fractions, then I am hoping they will be less intimidated by them.