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Learning Objectives: 

  • Understanding unit fractions
  • Use different shapes to compare the fractions from one another.
  • Understanding the role of denominator in unit fraction.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learners will understand the basics of units and like fractions.
  • Solve the basic problem based on like and unit fractions
  • Compare the like and unit fractions based on their denominator
  • Understand the difference between bigger and smaller fraction.

Lesson Overview

Lesson Stages and Duration


Lesson Stages







10 min 

24 min

16 min

10 min

Notes for the Facilitator


This lesson plan focuses on hands-on maker activities for understanding that bigger the denominator the smaller the proportion for units and like fractions.


  • Classroom teaching has already been done for Fractions

For Facilitating this lesson: 

  • Divide learners into groups of four. (10 groups of 4 students)
  • Ask learners to download Twinkl go on the computer and Sign-in. 


List of Resources and Materials 

Resources for introducing the topic


For introduction to Fraction: 

List of Materials

For Hands-on Activity

For Presentation

Fraction Circle Template
  • A3 sheet
  • Glue
  • Pencil , Maker
  • A pair of scissors
  • Projector


Introduction and formation of fractions

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Enables learners to grasp fundamental concepts of fractions and motivates them to create artwork using fractional components.




Begin by sharing the overview.


Introduction Slide

The introduction will start with the guessing game where students have to guess the name of some birds whose images are mentioned in the slide.


With the help of some examples inspire learners to draw their favorite bird.


Now the fraction art is introduced to the learners in the form of a video where necessary points are highlighted to the learners in order to maintain their excitement for the upcoming project.

Points to be  highlighted:

  1. Usage of fraction while making fraction art
  2. How fractional pieces are giving a beautiful picture to a bird?
  3. How do different fractional pieces give a unique image to the picture?

The learners are further guided to draw their favorite bird with the help of fractions as shown in the video.


Explain this while showing slide 5
Introduce the concept to learners that fractions represent portions of a whole. Dividing objects or groups into equal parts results in fractions, written as ½ or 6/12, where the upper part is the numerator and the lower part is the denominator.
Continue to explain
Illustrate the process of writing fundamental fractions using various objects. Additionally, clarify that the denominator signifies the total equal parts into which the whole is divided.

Creating a Fraction Art

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Enables learners to collaborate and generate ideas for creating Fraction Art centered around their favorite bird, utilizing fractional pieces.





    Introduce learners to the Making task.

    Maker Challenge for learners:

    Working with your team design, build your favorite bird with the help of fractional pieces provided in fraction sheets.

    Note: Creation time has been divided into the following sections:

    1. Ideation - 18 Minutes
    2. Creation - 15 minutes

    Group learners into teams of four.


    Guide learners through the Roles for Maker challenge.Following could be the role distribution:

    Project Manager: 1 student

    Resource Manager: 1 student

    Time Keeper: 1 student

    Presenter: 1 learners

    Ask teams to mutually agree upon team roles and finalize roles for everyone in the team.

    9 Place some ground rules for the learners to ease the process of creating fraction Art.

    Teacher will provide learners the Material Required while constructing the activity:

    A3 sheets 


    A pencil, A Marker

    A pair of scissors

    Fraction Sheets


    Help the learners to understand the parts of a circle with the help of some practical examples such as:

    If you have a cookie and you want to share it with your friend , How will you share that cookie with your friend? If you have to share the same cookie with 3 of your friends , How will you share it with your friends?

    Encourage them to determine the denominator by directing them to count the sections enclosed between the two lines and after that writing the fraction in the same section.


    Display the timer and ask learners to complete the Ideation bit of Maker challenge under given time.

    13 Give proper directions to the learners to cut the fractional pieces from the circles they have labeled. Make sure learners use the scissors safely.

    Display the timer and ask learners to complete the Ideation bit of Maker challenge under given time.

    Introduction to the  Inspiration wall where learners can pick any bird they want to proceed with for their fraction Art activity. Encourage learners by giving them various examples of the birds they can use in their fraction Art. You can ask guiding questions to facilitate brainstorming.


    Display the timer and ask learners to complete the ideation part of Maker challenge within given time.


    CREATION (15 minutes)

    All the groups will start sorting out the fractional pieces and placing them to build their fraction Art based on the theme , keeping in mind the shape and size of their Bird. All the fractional pieces will be placed on the A3 sheet and after completion learners will outline the bird with the black marker.

    19 Display the timer on screen for learners to keep track of time and progress.
    20 If learners are able to complete the fraction art before time then the teacher can encourage them to build the mountains, trees and grasses with the remaining fractional pieces.
How to help learners to come up with designs during the ideation phase
Encourage them to seek solutions by jotting down ideas based on the ideation steps as possible, rather than giving them direct solutions.
For the learners who finish early...
If students finish the fraction art ahead of schedule, the teacher can motivate them to utilize the remaining fractional pieces in constructing mountains, trees, and grass.

Learning Objectives: 

Enables learners to:

  • Share their findings, challenges, and outcomes with the class 
  • Test the efficacy of their Fraction Art and note down their observations. 
  • Assess learners’ performance in the aspects of: 
    • Content Understanding & Application 
    • Maker Mindsets




The facilitator asks learners to present their creations and communicate to the class what they learned from the activity.

Learners can go through the presentation guidelines and present taking help from supplement questions.

Towards the end, teams could open the floor for feedback. 

Note for the facilitator: 

Allot maximum of 2 minutes to each team to present their fraction Art and their observations while building the same.

You can use a timer or a stopwatch to ensure equal presentation time allotment to teams.

Make it more effective by...
Encouraging learners to observe the classroom response to their Fraction art form and their observations based on the fractional pieces (In size).

Learning Objectives: 

Enables learners to do the following: 

  • Reflect on their observations of the presentations they conducted. 
  • Understand the basic concepts learnt by the learners during their Fraction Art designing.




Notes for the facilitator:

Ask learners guiding questions to help them reflect after the round of presentations. You can use the following questions to guide reflection:

  • What is the unit fraction?
  • How will the denominator affect a fraction?
  • How will you determine which fraction is smaller and which is bigger?

Exit Ticket:

Understanding with kahoot - Quiz based on different types of fractions.


Facilitator can access the kahoot quiz with this link.

Appreciation tips...
Recognize and commend learners who demonstrated exceptional perseverance, dedication in their tasks, and contributed positively to class discussions.

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