Concept Attainment – Fraction Fun!

What's an example of a fraction? What's a non-example? Learners use the four-step concept attainment model (introduction, hypothesizing, analysis, and application) to a lesson on defining and identifying fractions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Apply the concept attainment model to other concepts in math or any other complex subject
  • Project the T-chart to model the activity and possible responses to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Context for the lesson specifies that it works best for learners who are new to the concept of fractions
  • Requires examples of fractions (toys or items that can split into pieces) as well as non-examples (toys or items that cannot be split into pieces)
Pros

  • A great way to introduce math students to fractions before the lessons get more complicated
  • Provides differentiation options and extension ideas
Cons

  • None