This WebQuest is about FRACTIONS! Fractions are used everyday in our lives. Can you believe that? This means that they are very important to know. If you like pizza, baking a cake, telling time or even shopping then you use fractions often.

Fractions are also very fun! In this WebQuest you are going to learn how to add fractions with like denominators!

Grade: 4

Subject: Mathematics

Ms. Laing's Resource Classroom

Task

To become an expert at adding fractions you will need to follow the directions in the lesson very carefully.

During the lesson you will:

1. Watch a video that explains how you add fractions with a like denominator.

2. Add 5 pairs of fractions using visual aids to check for understanding.

5. Accurately complete problems involving addition of fractions, without the use of visual aids.

6. Play at least one fraction games that involve adding fractions.

Process

Your task is to increase your knowledge of fractions through utilizing the websites made available to you in this web-quest.

You will explore resources on adding fractions with like denominators to answer specific questions. The key to learning in this Web-Quest is to become engaged in finding information, and to learn from what you have found. These tasks will require a computer, access to the Internet, paper and pencil.

To become an expert at adding fractions you will need to follow the directions in the lesson very carefully.

During the lesson you will:

Watch a video that explains how you add fractions with a like denominator.

Add 5 pairs of fractions using visual aids to check for understanding.

Accurately complete problems involving addition of fractions, without the use of visual aids.

Adding fractions with the same denominator using visuals

You completed all the questions with only 1 or 2 correct.

You completed all the questions with only 3-4 questions correct.

You completed all the questions with all 5 questions correct.

Adding fractions with the like denominator without using visuals

You completed all the questions with only 1-2 correct.

You completed all the questions with only 3-6 questions correct

You completed all the questions with all 6 questions correct.

Used prior knowledge to simplify fraction

You completed all the questions with only 1 or 2 correct.

You completed all the questions with only 3-4 questions correct

You completed all the questions with all 6 questions correct.

Total Score ____/20

Conclusion

Wow, GOOD JOB! You are finished with this Web-Quest. You now know how to add fractions with like denominators. This Web-Quest has helped you learn that when you add fractions with a like denominator you add the numerators but you keep the same denominator. You did this by embarking on a quest for information, and by learning from the information you found.

The last thing you need to do is..... Write up a review of this activity.

What do you think you learned through this activity?

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Do you know more about fractions than when you started this assignment?