Summation Square


Type: Mini-lesson

Theme: Numbers

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Learning Target: Students will construct rational fractions using a visual model.

Instructions
  1. Warm-up. Show the following graphic. Ask what fraction of the whole does the blue, red, and/or purple represent?
    jpgfraction.jpg
  2. Explain that parts can be divided by the whole.
  3. Show the following graphic, which represents infinite squares.
    jpgsummation-squares.jpg
  4. Provide a PowerPoint presentation for students to construct their rational fraction. Duplicate the page, so that groups of two can work on the puzzle. Older students will attempt to produce a rational fraction using an infinite pattern.
    pptxSummation-Squares.pptx
  5. Demonstrate using Desmos: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/833aqfxoma
Exit Ticket
CCSS Math Practice
  • I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • I can model with mathematics.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
  • Patterns

Samples