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The ideas in this fraction lesson are taken from Math Mammoth Fractions 1 book. Only a few examples of each problem type are shown; you should make more problems of each kind for the student.

# Part of a whole groupFree lesson plan from HomeschoolMath.net

Four of the ten parts are colored.

 4 10 of the parts are colored.
Three of the nine apples are dark.

 3 9 of the apples are dark.

## Practice

1.  What part of the things is different?  Express as a fraction.

One third of the twelve flowers are dark.  We can see it is four flowers.

 1 3 of 12 is 4.

2.  Circle to make groups.

 Make 3 groups.
 1 3 of 12 apples is ___ apples. 2 3 of 12 apples is ___ apples. 3 3 of 12 apples is ___ apples.
 Make 5 groups.
 1 5 of __ fish is __ fish. 2 5 of __ fish is __ fish. 3 5 of __ fish is __ fish. 4 5 of __ fish is __ fish.

3.  Draw sticks or balls for the problems.  Make groups.  Find the given fraction of the balls. While you do the problems, think how you can find 1/2 of a number, or 1/3 of a number, or 1/4 or 1/5 or 1/6 of a number, etc.

 1 3 of 18 is __

 1 5 of 10 is __

 To find 1 2 of a number you need to _______________________________________ To find 1 3 of a number you need to _______________________________________ To find 1 4 of a number you need to _______________________________________

4.  Draw balls in your notebook if you need to - or figure these out in your head!

 1 6 of 30 is __ 2 6 of 30 is __
 1 3 of 30 is __ 2 3 of 30 is __
 1 4 of 36 is __ 2 4 of 36 is __
 1 3 of 36 is __ 2 3 of 36 is __

5.  Continue the patterns!

 1 7 of 21 is 3. 2 7 of 21 is __. 3 7 of 21 is __. of 21 is __. of 21 is __. of 21 is __. of 21 is __.
 1 5 of 20 is 4. 2 5 of 20 is __. 3 5 of 20 is __. of 20 is __. of 20 is __.
 1 3 of 21 is __. 1 3 of 24 is __. 1 3 of 27 is __. of ___ is __. of ___ is __. of ___ is __. of ___ is __.

6.  Fill the missing parts.  Use the top problem to help you solve the bottom one.

 1 4 of 12 is __. 3 4 of 12 is __.
 1 5 of 10 is __. 3 5 of 10 is __.
 1 6 of 24 is __. 5 6 of 24 is __.

7.  Find where all the word quarter is used!

 a. The word quarter means 1/4.  What is a quarter of 60 minutes (one hour)?  Draw a clock face and shade one fourth of it to illustrate this.  What common expressions about time use the word 'quarter' and what does it mean? d. How much is a quarter of a gallon?

The ideas in this fraction lesson are taken from Math Mammoth Fractions 1 book. Only a few examples of each problem type are shown; you should make more problems of each kind for the student.

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