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Lachlan Sperling- Monash ID: 25241893

Fed Uni ID: 30305270


Pre service Teachers Name: Lachlan Sperling
School: Primary School
Year level: 5
VELS Level: 5
Lesson Title: Dominoes Fractions
Lesson Duration: 45 mins
Lesson Time and Date: 5/5/2016
Number of proposed students: 20
Lesson Aims
At this end of this lesson, students will be able to work in small groups effectively to order dominoes (used as
fractions) in ascending order and note these in their books by explaining why they have placed the dominoes
in the order that they have chosen.
Learning Outcomes (use appropriate curriculum framework)
VELS Strands
Domain/s
Dimension/s
Physical,
Personal and
Interpersonal
They develop skills and
Social Learning
Development
behaviours for
connecting with a
variety of groups,
including peer and
community groups.
Discipline-based
Learning
Mathematics
-Compare and order
Numbers & Algebra- common unit fractions
Fractions and
and locate and
Decimals
represent them on a
number
line(VCMNA187).
Interdisciplinary
Learning
Communication
Students use their
understanding of
communication
conventions to
communicate effectively
with peers and to
respond appropriately
when they are apart of
an audience.

Standard/s
Level 5- Students are working
towards level 6 standards.

Level 5
Students order decimals and
unit fractions.

Level 5- Students are working


towards level 6 standards.

Childrens Prior Learning (what do the children already know/what have they covered?)
- Previous lessons, identifying what fractions are bigger/smaller than others with the help of an anchor
chart/number line.
-The students will bring with them knowledge about fractions learnt from level 4 of the Victorian
Curriculum: Mathematics. Numbers & Algebra, Sub-strand: Fractions and Decimals.
Teaching Skill Development (What do you want to develop as a teacher?)
-For the students to work in groups effectively, by communicating each others point of view and coming to
a conclusion to get the correct answer as a group collectively.
-To show the knowledge gained in previous lessons to identify the correct ordering of the dominoes.

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Lachlan Sperling- Monash ID: 25241893


Fed Uni ID: 30305270
Teaching and Learning Preparation (resources etc)
-Dominoes (up to double 9 dots on them)
-Pencils (to mark down and draw the order of their fractions)
-Maths Books
-Fraction number lines (only required if the students are stuck)
- Scrap paper (to jot down ideas/ordering)

Session Structure
Lesson Phase
Orientation /Introduction
How best to motivate and
explain the importance of
this lesson? This should be
for about 5 minutes with
links to prior learning or
experiences.
10 mins

Teaching strategy/Learning
Activities
What will support the
students to learn the
concepts you are trying to
teach and to reach the
learning outcomes? How
will you cater for a diversity
of learning needs?
25 mins

-Discuss a couple of different comparisons of fractions from previous


lessons to get students back in the mindset of thinking about fractions.
-Outline this lessons plans- Dominoes fractions- Similar to Ward (1999)
activity in one of the journal articles discussed.
- Split students into groups of 3 with people who they are not likely to work
with in groups, and also mixing the ability levels in different groups
(knowing your students).

-Once students are broken into groups of 3, one student from each group
will randomly select 7 dominoes out of the double-nine domino set
(contains 55 dominoes altogether).
-In their group of 3, students will place their dominoes on the table and sort
the dominoes so that the larger number in each domino becomes the
denominator (to avoid any confusion with fractions such as 9/6 etc).
-Once scattered on the table, one student in each group will briefly jot down
of key points being said by other group members so that they can share
these with the class at the completion of the task, as well as having their
own input into the task.
-Students in their groups will continue to discuss and order their dominoes
accordingly in ascending order (arranged from smallest to largest). They
will be allowed to use scrap paper to draw up the fractions to help them
with figuring out what order to put the dominoes in.
-Once the groups have come to a conclusion and ordered the dominoes in
the correct order, they will individually note and draw these into their
mathematics books to further enhance their understanding of ordering
fractions.
PLAN B-If the groups are struggling with ordering the fractions effectively, they can
use their fraction number line chart that was created in the previous lesson
as a reference point to aid them in the right direction.

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Lachlan Sperling- Monash ID: 25241893


Fed Uni ID: 30305270

Conclusion /Closure
How will you capture the
main ideas of the lesson?
Recap/revision etc.
10 mins

-Bring all the class together and get each group to explain the order that
they put their dominoes in to the whole class.
-When explaining these, ensure that all group members have input to the
reasoning behind putting these in the order they have
-The person in the group jotting down key points made during the ordering
phase will share these with the class to help identify key language used to
determine the order they put the domino fractions in.

Assessment Strategies
-Ordering the dominoes correctly.
What are the assessment
strategies used throughout
this lesson? These should be
closely aligned to your
lesson aims. How you will
you record student learning
outcomes?

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-Working in groups effectively.


-Using key language to understand fractions.