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**Fractions**Day 5 Pine Level Elementary Mrs. Housley**Journal Entry**• In your Daily Data table, instead of writing the number of students who chose each one, write the fraction of our class who chose each one. For example… • How many students chose just Mars? • How many students are there in all? ? ?**Fractions Word Wall**• In math, the whole means the entire thing. • My mom baked a whole • cake for my birthday! She • didn’t just bake part of it, • she baked the entire cake!**Fractions Word Wall**• A fraction is an equal piece of the whole. • Since there were many people • at my party, we had to cut • the cake to be sure that • everyone could eat a • fractionof the whole • cake.**Fractions Word Wall**• The numerator is the top number you write in a fraction. It tells how many pieces you’re talking about. • ½**Fractions Word Wall**• The denominator is the bottom number you write in a fraction. It tells how many pieces there are in all. • ½**Fractions Word Wall**whole an equal piece of the whole how many pieces your talking about fraction numerator how many pieces in all the entire thing denominator**Action Fraction**By: Hap Palmer http://www.songsforteaching.com/happalmer/actionfraction.htm**Everybody's doin' the Action Fraction!Gettin' mathematical**satisfaction!Dancin' a radical new sensation!Sweepin' it's way across the nation!**Reach up high as you can go.Bend down low and touch your**toes.Lift your hands half way up,And mark the middle with a clap, clap, clap.**Reach up high as you can go.Bend down low and touch your**toes.Lift your hands one fourth the way.Snap your fingers, step and sway.**Reach up high as you can go.Bend down low and touch your**toes.Lift your hands three fourths the way,Jiggle and shake 'em any old way.**Turn one third and wave your hand.Turn another third and**wave once more.Turn another third and you're right back homeReady to what you did before.**Everybody's doin' the Action Fraction!Gettin' mathematical**satisfaction!Dancin' a radical new sensation!Sweepin' it's way across the nation!**Fractions**• How much of the shape is colored? How many pieces are colored? 2 How many pieces are there in all? 2**Fractions**• How much of the shape is colored? How many pieces are colored? 4 How many pieces are there in all? 6**Fractions**• How much of the shape is colored? How many pieces are colored? 3 How many pieces are there in all? 4**Fractions**• How much of the shape is colored? How many pieces are colored? 3 How many pieces are there in all? 9**Assessment**• Now it’s your turn to show me what you know about fractions! Complete the sheet on fractions. Take your time and look over your answers. If you finish early, read.