### Kim's Grade 7-8 Fractions Planning Map

Key planning considerations: Base planning on the Fractions Learning pathways (FLP). Punctuate instruction with two to five lessons per month focusing on a new concept in order to develop and solidify ideas. Embedding fractions into current curriculum in order to allow stduents to understand, reinforce and extend the concepts.

 Topic Representing Fractions using Linear Models Representing Fractions using Linear and Area Models Month September October Concepts on FLP Unit A, Comp E Unit B, Unit C, Unit D, Unit E, Op B Tasks (including extensions and revisits) Assessment: Diagnostics - Represent 2⁄5 or 4⁄10 in as many ways as you can (Unit B) Walking the Number Line (Unit A): emphasize using proportional reasoning and benchmarks to make reasonable estimates. The Living Number Line (Unit A): emphasize the longevity of a number line. Ordering on a Number Line Lesson Bundle: emphasize the connections between fractions, decimals and percents Assessment: Diagnostics - Represent the fractions 4⁄6 or 5⁄7 using a set, area and number line mode. Desktop Fractions (Unit B): emphasize the relationships between linear and area models. Brownies (Unit B): emphasize equal partitioning. Explore Unit Fractions in Relation to Models (area, linear)Students need opportunities to create a repeat unit fractions; is foundational to operations with fractions Unit Fractions Counting Game (Unit D): emphasize that 'counting on' is the same as 'adding on' Flag Task (Op B): emphasize that one whole can be decomposed in many ways. Opportunities to Connect Across Strands Number Sense and Numeration Place Value Decimals (naming using fractional language) Percents Estimation Data Management and Probability Probability Number Sense and Numeration Division Addition Measurement Area Surface Area
 Topic Representing Fractions using Linear, Set and Area Models Counting and Partitioning as a Precursor to Operations Comparing Fractions Month November December January Concepts on FLP Unit D, Unit F, Comp A Unit E, Comp E Comp A, Comp B, Comp C, Comp D, Comp E, Op B Tasks (including extensions and revisits) Fraction Shape Sets (Unit F): emphasize defining the whole when working with a set. Changing Wholes with Pattern Blocks (Unit F) Recipe Task (Comp A) Fractions Representations with Set and Area Models Lesson Bundle (Unit D): emphasize the relationships between set and area models. Unit Rods (Unit E) Pretty Powerful Paper Folding (Comp E) Generating Fractions Between Two Numbers (Comp C) Comparing Fractions Tasks : emphasize a range of strategies for comparing fractions. Building Flags Task (Op B): emphasize that different shaped regions can be equivalent. Opportunities to Connect Across Strands Number Sense and Numeration Operations Ratio Equivalence Measurement Conversion Geometry and Spatial Sense Attributes Algebra Algebraic relationships Number Sense and Numeration Equivalence Measurement Attributes Number Sense and Numeration Operations Measurement Area Geometry and Spatial Sense Transformational Geometry

 Topic Equivalence and Addition/Subtraction Addition and Subtraction Addtion and Subtraction Month February March April Concepts on FLP Op C, Op E, Unit D Op D Op E Tasks (including extensions and revisits) Possible Assessment: Select two fractions and identify a fraction between them. Prove that your answer is correct. Train Game (Op C) Equals Game (Op E): emphasize connection between visual representation and notational representation Counting Game (Unit D) Compose 17⁄8 (Op E) Possible Assessment: Which is greater 5⁄6 or 7⁄8? Justify your solution. Building a Stage (Op D) The Flick Game (Op D) Ongoing Number Line/Counting Game/Comparing Tasks as needed Opportunities to Connect Across Strands Number Sense and Numeration Equivalence Measurement Linear units of measure Number Sense and Numeration Operations Equivalence

 Topic Multiplication and Division Multiplication and Division Month May June Concepts on FLP Op F - Op Q Op F - Op Q Tasks (including extensions and revisits) Operations with Fractions: Multiplication and Division(tasks under development) Operations with Fractions: Multiplication and Division(tasks under development) Opportunities to Connect Across Strands Geometry Transformational Geometry Data Management and Probability Probability