### Lesson plan

# Seeing Whole Numbers as Fractions

#### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to illustrate whole numbers as fractions on a number line.

#### Introduction

*(5 minutes)*

- Ask your class to consider the following questions, "When is part of a whole, NOT part of a whole? When is a whole, NOT a whole?"
- Have students think pair and share their ideas with a partner. Encourage students to illustrate their explanations with drawings of fractional parts.

#### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

*(5 minutes)*

- Hand out and preview the Whole Numbers as Equivalent Fractions 2 worksheet.

#### Guided practise

*(5 minutes)*

- Complete the first exercise from the worksheet by allowing various students to perform one step at a time.
- Answer any clarifying questions before releasing your class to complete remaining exercises.

#### Independent working time

*(15 minutes)*

- Students should complete remaining exercises, independently or in strategic partnerships.

#### Differentiation

**Enrichment**: Students can list all equivalent pairs for each exercise.**Support**: Draft and post the three-step process as described on the Whole Number Fractions on a Number Line 2 worksheet. Refer students to the poster when they encounter difficulty and assist with leading questions.

#### Assessment

*(5 minutes)*

- Circulate the room during independent work time and have students explain the three-step procedure. Listen for academic language and sequential processing at arriving at conclusions.

#### Review and closing

*(15 minutes)*

- Review the answers, popcorn style, and allow students to ‘phone a friend’ for assistance if their answer is incorrect. ‘Popcorn’ is a sharing technique where student pass on to their peers by saying “popcorn,” then a student’s name.
- Revisit the opening question, “When is part of a whole, NOT part of a whole AND when is a whole, NOT a whole?” Draw attention to whole numbers that make up the fractions from the exercises on the Whole Number Fractions on a Number Line 2 worksheet.