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Unit 8Fractions Mr. Brumfield Lawnton Elementary School
Table of Contents 8.1 Naming Parts with Fractions 8.2 Exploring Fractions 8.3 Number-Line Posters for Fractions 8.4 Equivalent Fractions 8.5 Comparing Fractions 8.6 Fractions Greater Than ONE 8.7 Fractions in Number Stories 8.8 Unit Review and Assessment
8.1 Naming Parts with Fractions Our goal is to use fractions to name parts of a whole. If a whole pizza is eight pieces, what fraction of the pizza has been eaten? What fraction of the pizza remains? Why do we use fractions?
Mental Math and Reflexes A sloth sleeps about 20 hours per day. About how many hours is that per week? About how many hours is it awake per week?
Mental Math and Reflexes A whale weighs about 50 tons. About how much do six whales weigh? If one ton equals 2,000 pounds, how many pounds do six whales weigh?
Mental Math and Reflexes A nine-year old’s heart beats about 90 times per minute. About how many times does it beat in 5 minutes? About how many times does it beat per hour?