Fraction Learning Pathway

Kerry's Grade 9 Applied 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 Comparing Fractions Working with Equivalence
Week Week 1 Week 2-3
Concepts on FLP Unit Fractions
Comparing Fractions
Unit Fractions
Comparing Fractions
Operations: Addition and Subtraction
Tasks (including extensions and revisits)
Assessment: Informal diagnostic assessment
Assessment: formal diagnostic
Opportunities to Connect Across Strands Number Sense and Algebra Measurement and Geometry
  • area, perimeter, and volume
 
Topic Operations with Fractions Fractions as Ratios and Proportions
Week Week 4 Week 5-8
Concepts on FLP Comparing Fractions
Operations: Addition and Subtraction
Comparing Fractions
Operations: Addition and Subtraction
Tasks (including extensions and revisits)
  • Building Flags (Op B): emphasize equi-partitioning, the whole, equivalence, and fraction operations.
  • Generate as many representations for 25 as possible: emphasize equivalence with set representations.
Opportunities to Connect Across Strands Measurement and Geometry
  • composite figures and optimization
Number Sense and Algebra
  • unit rate
 
Topic Fractions as Rate Fractional Thinking Supporting Algebra Fractional Thinking Supporting Geometry
Week Week 9-12
Slope of a Line
Week 13-15 Week 15-17
Concepts on FLP Comparing Fractions Operations: Addition and Subtraction
Operations: Multiplication and Division
Operations: Multiplication and Division
Tasks (including extensions and revisits)
Assessment: use post test to determine areas of need
  • Slope of a Line (Comp E): emphasize ordering fractions in different contexts.
Continue to select tasks from cells based on assessment for learning information.   Ensure that students have opportunities to solve prompts with and without contexts.   Students will benefit from opportunities to visualize representations of operations. Continue to select tasks from cells based on assessment for learning information.   Embed fractional thinking to solve problems involving angle geometry (e.g., determine the measure of each angle in a regular octagon).
Opportunities to Connect Across Strands Analytic Geometry
  • direct and partial variations
  • finding the equation of a line
Measurement and Geometry
  • linking equation solving to measurement
Number Sense and Algebra
Geometry
 
Based on research of Dr. Cathy Bruce, Trent University and Ontario Ministry of Education