Grades 5-8 Fraction Bars Teacher's Guide

Sample Lessons Grades 5-8

Fractionbars Teachers Guide Grades 5 to 8The Grades 5-8 Fraction Bars Teacher's Guide contains 5-6 steps (lessons) for each of the following eight major topics: Basic Concepts; Equality; Inequality; Addition; Subtraction; Multiplication; Division; and Fractions-Decimals-Percents. Each step addresses a specific topic and consists of a two-page lesson on facing pages. Each lesson opens with the purpose and the materials required for the activities.

The main component of each lesson is TEACHER MODELING/STUDENT COMMUNICATION (instruction and student activities), and is followed by INDEPENDENT PRACTICE (activity sheets and interactive computer games). The last step for each of the eight major fraction topics has word problems. Under separate cover is the Grades 5 to 8 Teacher Resource Package that includes Activity Sheets, eight Achievement Tests, and a Performance Test on all eight topics.


Samples of the first pages of two-page lessons from the Grades 5 to 8 Teacher's Guide are linked here for each of the following eight topics.


Basic Concepts