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morahsharon 05-18-2018 02:04 PM

Demo Lesson
Favorite 4th grade demo lesson?

morahsharon 05-18-2018 02:31 PM

demo lesson
Sorry - it's for math

1956BD 05-20-2018 06:43 AM

Where are the ideas?
Sorry no one has given you ideas.

My favorite lesson was my introduction to fractions in third grade. I used the Hershey Fraction Book which I read aloud. As I read I also demonstrated breaking a Hershey's candy bar apart into its 12 sections as the picture book described. I used the document camera so everyone could see what I was doing as well as the pages of the book. (switching back and forth) The students each had a candy bar as well to do the same. It was challenging to complete the lesson before eating the candy bar! :D<!--giggle--><!--giggle--> But the students were very motivated to learn about fractions.

I am retired now but found that math lessons which included manipulatives, a read aloud or a video (usually from Study Jams by Scholastic) was better than just a dry lesson straight from the text book.

I hope some other teachers respond. Good luck!

kahluablast 05-20-2018 07:31 AM

I was just watching the Fraction Museum video. Could be a nice one to use. You could adapt it to 4th by having them compare, add/subtract fractions, or make equivalent fractions. It would give good opportunity for differentiation, plus showcase how you worked with individuals.

1956BD 05-20-2018 11:20 AM

Have you seen this website?

It has great ideas for hands on math lessons. Maybe it will be helpful to you.

morahsharon 05-22-2018 03:17 AM

Thank you! Greatly appreciated.

1956BD 05-22-2018 07:11 AM

You are welcome
Hope your demo goes well.

GreyhoundGirl 05-24-2018 09:24 AM

i just did fraction museum (end of 3rd) and it was fantastic. I would definitely do something fraction since it's so hands on. Good luck.

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