Kara Gardner SED 362Math Lesson plan # 1
Half of a Whole
Purpose of Lesson/ Skill:
Students will be learning how much ½ of a whole is.
Students will be able to shade half of a whole
Students will be able to pick out a ½ section from a while when usingmanipulatives
I will teach my students what ½ is first by asking students if they know what ½ is.We will then discuss their ideas as a class.
I will then draw a circle on the board and shade in half of the circle andexplain I am shadding half of a whole circle.
I will then take an apple and cut it in half and show I had one whole applebut if I cut it in half I now have 2 halves.
I will then put the apple back together and take it back apart to show howa whole becomes a half.
I will then split students into groups and they would do the same activities.I would have them shade different shapes such as, Circles squares andrectangles.
After shading have students practice making a half using an apple just asI did ( use a very dull knife)
After practicing making ½ with an apple have students practice using anOreo cookie, when they pull it apart it makes half a cookie.