Fraction Learning Pathway

Lisa's Grade 5-6 Fractions Planning Map

Fractions
 

Key planning suggestions: Use the Fractions Learning Pathways (FLP) to support planning. Punctuate instruction (revisit and extend) with two to five lessons per month focusing on fractions concepts in order to develop and solifidy ideas. Embed fractions throughout the curriculum to allow students opportunities to deepen understanding, by reinforcing and extending concepts over time.

Topic Representing fractional amounts using Linear Models Representing fractional amounts using Linear and Area Models
Month September October
Concepts on FLP Unit A, Unit D, Comp E Unit A, Unit B, Op B
Tasks (including extensions and revisits)
Assessment: Gap Closing Document
Assessment: Represent Fractions
Opportunities to Connect Across Strands Number Sense and Numeration
  • place value: include fractions/decimals on the same number line.
Measurement
  • connecting importance of the unit in measurement to the unit in fractions
  • converting units of measure (numbers, decimals, 1mm, 2mm)
Number Sense and Numeration
  • multiplication: simple multiplicative relationships involving whole numbers and fractions
Measurement
  • equal partitions
Patterning and Algebra
  • number of selections relative to number of folds
 
Topic Representing, comparing and ordering fractional amounts using Linear and Area Models Representing, comparing and ordering fractional amounts, ratio using Linear, Area, and Set Models
Month November December
Concepts on FLP Unit D, Comp A - E, Op C, Op D Unit F, Comp A
Tasks (including extensions and revisits)
Opportunities to Connect Across Strands Number Sense and Numeration
  • multiplication: an area model relates to an array
Geometry and Spatial Sense   Measurement
  • linear measurement: decimal units relate to fractional units
Number Sense and Numeration
  • division
  • percent
  • ratio
Measurement
  • area, volume
  • equal capacity or mass
Geometry and Spatial Sense
  • attributes
 
Topic Representing in real-life situations, equivalent fractions Equivalent fractions
Month January February
Concepts on FLP Unit B, Unit D Unit D, Unit F, Comp E, Op B,
Tasks (including extensions and revisits)
Assessment: Frayer Model: Represent 25 using area moel. Linear model and set model.
Opportunities to Connect Across Strands Number Sense and Numeration
  • division
Patterning and Algebra
  • repeated folding (e.g., think about the number of folds compared to the number of equal parts)
Data Management and Probability
Geometry
  • shape
  • transformational geometry
Data Management and Probability
  • more, less or equally likely
 
Topic Relationships between fractions, decimals, percents Ratio, equivalent fractions Review
Month March April May/June
Concepts on FLP Comp B, Op B Comp A - E, Op A
Tasks (including extensions and revisits)
Assessment: I Know/I Wonder
Post-Assessment using the Pre-Assessment Tool
Reveiw and revisit Fractions concepts as required
Opportunities to Connect Across Strands Data Management and Probability
  • relate circle graphs to wrapped number lines and fractions
Geometry and Spatial Sense
 Patterning
 
Based on research of Dr. Cathy Bruce, Trent University and Ontario Ministry of Education