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Design Topic: Fractions Subject(s): Maths Grade(s): 7 Designer Name: Irina Nielsen

STAGE 1 – DESIRED RESULTS


Unit Title: Fractions
Established Goals:
“Demonstrate an understanding of adding and subtracting positive fractions and mixed numbers, with like and
unlike denominators, concretely, pictorially and symbolically (limited to positive sums and differences).”
“Determine and explain why a number is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10, and why a number cannot be
divided by 0.”
“Demonstrate an understanding of preservation of equality”
Understandings: Students will understand that… Essential Questions:
 Fractions are a useful number representation,  Why is it helpful for us to use fractions as a
that we can work with to give us ease of way to represent numbers?
calculation.  What does a fraction mean/represent?
 We can add and subtract fractions.  When do we use fractions in the real world?
 We can reduce fractions to make it easier to
work with them.
Students will know: Students will be able to:
 How to reduce fractions  Reduce Fractions
 How to add and subtract fractions  Add and subtract fractions
 Change the numerator and the denominator
accordingly, for ease of calculation.

STAGE 2 – ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE


Performance Tasks: Other Evidence:
Worksheets / Activity Sheets Formative assessment – contribution to class,
Games – board games & Follow the clue. teacher/student conversations & teacher
Computer games. observations. Peer assessment.
Mid-point and final Assignment
Unit test. Exit cards will be used as anonymous formative
Daily mental maths quizzes. feedback for teacher only.
Key Criteria:
5 Stems – Basic understanding, Problem solving, Mental maths, showing work, Modelling & communicating.

STAGE 3 – LEARNING PLAN


Week 1 – Introduction.
 Divisibility rules (Lesson 1)
 Factors & Multiples (Lesson 2)
 Equivalent Fractions (Lesson 3)
 Reduction of Fractions (Lesson 4)
 Summary activity
Week 2 – Introduction to mixed numbers.
 Reduction of fractions (lesson 1)
 Introducing mixed numbers (lesson 2)
 Introducing mixed numbers (lesson 3)
 Reducing mixed numbers (lesson 4)
 Summary activity
Week 3 – Adding Fractions
 Introduction to adding fractions (lesson 1)
 Adding fractions with the same denominator (lesson 2)
 Adding mixed numbers with the same denominator (lesson 3)
 Adding fractions with different denominators (lesson 4)
 Mid-point assignment.
Week 4 – Adding and subtracting fractions
 Adding fractions with different denominators & mixed numbers (lesson 1)
 Introduction to subtracting fractions (lesson 2)
 Subtracting fractions with same denominators (lesson 3)
 Subtracting mixed numbers with the same denominators (lesson 4)
Week 5 – Subtracting Fractions
Source: Understanding by Design, Unit Design Planning Template (Wiggins/McTighe 2005) 1
Design Topic: Fractions Subject(s): Maths Grade(s): 7 Designer Name: Irina Nielsen

 Subtracting fractions with different denominators (lesson 1)


 Subtracting fractions with different denominators & mixed numbers. (lesson 2)
 Adding & subtracting fractions with different denominators & mixed numbers (lesson 3)
 Unit review (lesson 4)
 Unit review (lesson 5)
Week 6 – Unit Test
 Unit test (lesson 1)
End of Unit

Source: Understanding by Design, Unit Design Planning Template (Wiggins/McTighe 2005) 2