Unit 1, Lesson 1# Working in cooperative groups, create posters showing the relationship between the "whole" and a unit fractional part

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 60 min(s)

Working in cooperative groups, students create posters showing the relationship between the "whole" and a unit fractional part. The lesson focuses on the use of precise mathematical language by students and teachers. The teacher initially uses modeling, and then provides on-going scaffolding as students communicate understandings to each other. It is critically important for teachers to promote the use of precise language by students throughout the lesson.