Anticipatory Set
Journal writing and review comments, questions, and discussions.

Preclass work activity: worksheet on adding like fractions

Listen, The quick check is done as a warmup activity. The student will complete the warmup sheet in about six minutes.

Input and Modeling
Introduce the "stuff needed for success", and show what they need to know.

Keywords for the week are: like fractions, unlike fractions, least common denominator, least common multiple, prime numbers, composite numbers, factors, abundant numbers, deficient numbers, simplest form, mixed numbers. Introduce the concept of mixed numbers using pie drawings. Text pages 208209, 1 motivate whole class activity.

Listen, see, and take notes.

Guided Practice
Showem how it's done.

Emphasize the fact that you need to have a common denominator in order to add the fractions, and that the denominator does not change.

Hear, see, do  The students are to start their group activity and complete it before the end of the period.

Closure
Comparisons and wrapups

How do you add and subtract like fractions? If the denominators are not the same what do you think you have to do?

Listen to the summary of the day's class, and note what homework is posted for the next class period. Possible answers to the closure question, to add fractions you need a common denominator, and to reduce a fraction, you may need a greatest common factor to the denominator to recognize its path of reduction.
