Adding Fractions on PowerPoint

**Title:** Adding Fractions with PowerPoint

**Grade:** 6

**Math Topic:** Adding fractions

**Credits:** Stephen Fox, Hephzibah Middle School,
Richmond County

http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/BuilderV03/lptools/lpshared/lpdisplay.asp?Session_Stamp=&LPID=24489

**Brief Description:**

The student will produce a PowerPoint presentation on how to add fractions.

**Technology & Materials Required:**

Computer with Power Point (and) Microphone

**QCC’s Addressed:**

Mathematics

Number Sense & Numeration; Fractions & Decimals

32 Topic: Equivalent Representations

Standard: Changes improper fractions to mixed numbers and changes mixed numbers
to improper fractions.

Problem Solving: 2 Topic: Vocabulary

Standard: Describes orally and in writing, using the appropriate mathematical
vocabulary, mathematical concepts and procedures, such as the reasoning involved
in solving problems or computing.

Whole Number Computation; Estimation; Whole Number Operations

9 Topic: Appropriate Methods

Standard: Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division (interpreting
remainders in context of problem) in computation and problem solving with
whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers with like and unlike
denominators.

Language Arts: Speaking 62 Topic:

Standard: Communicates effectively through oral expression.

63 Topic:

Standard: Adjusts manner and style of speaking to suit audience and situation.

Writing 73 Topic:

Standard: Experiments with organization, style, purpose, and audience.

Mathematics

Number Sense & Numeration; Fractions & Decimals

40 Topic: GCF, LCM, Multiple, Factor, Prime Factorization

Standard: Identifies and uses prime factors in practical applications, writes
the prime factorization for a composite number, finds the multiples of a
given number, and finds the greatest common factor and least common multiple
of a set of numbers.

Tech & Career Ed (MS Exploratory)

Exploratory Technology 6 Topic: Technical Information

Standard: Utilizes tools, materials, and processes to solve technical problems
involving the application of science, mathematics, and inventiveness.

9 Topic: Technical Information

Standard: Solves a given problem using the inductive and deductive processes
of the scientific method

**Procedures:**

Step: 1 Duration: 20 minutes

The teacher will overview activity. The teacher will review Poyla's Steps
for Problem Solving, writing the steps in large letters on the chalkboard
or on classroom charts for all to see. Students will combine in groups of
2-3 members. Each group will use math books to determine the steps needed
for adding fractions. These steps will be displayed in student-created PowerPoint
presentations.

Web Resources for Step 1

Title: George Poyla's Problem Solving Procedure

URL: http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/HuntersWoodsES/math/polya.htm

Annotation: This site discusses each step of Poyla's Procedure,giving valuable
questions designed to help the teacher lead a discussion on the steps.

Step: 2 Duration: 25 minutes

The students will develop a storyboard of the sequence for their slides.
The storyboarding process has previously been taught as part of the PowerPoint
instruction. However, students may use the following URLs for a review
of storyboarding techniques, if needed. Students will use the Storyboard
Planner in the step 2 attachment to design their storyboards.

Web Resources for Step 2

Title: Storyboarding Multimedia

URL: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/adrian_mallon_multimedia/story.htm

Annotation: Discussion of FAQs about storyboarding - oriented for teachers
rather than students

Title: Storyboarding Activity from Project-Based Learning
with Multimedia

URL: http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/TechHelp/Storyboarding.html

Annotation: Great example of a storyboard, complete with illustrations

Title:
Acting with a Pencil: Storyboarding your Movie

URL: http://www.exposure.co.uk/eejit/storybd/

Annotation: Describes the storyboarding process, compete with illustrations
from Star Wars.

Title: Storyboarding

URL: http://www.usd.edu/~rthompso/strbd/sld001.htm

Annotation: A Power Point like presentation discussing storyboarding.

Attachments for Step 2

Title: Storyboard Planner FileName: storyboard planner.doc

Description: Students will plan all slides before beginning work on the computer.

Step: 3 Duration: 135 minutes

Students will finish up storyboarding. When the storyboard is complete, the
students will design and create slides for each step,employing storyboarding
techniques. The students will use freeware graphics or student created
graphics in their slides. Digitized photos can also be added to the slide,
especially if the student cannot find appropriate clip art. Students will
also create and speak dialogue to enhance the presentation.

Web Resources for Step 3

Title: Free Clipart

URL: http://www.allfree-clipart.com

Annotation: Over 25,000 images - catagorized

Title: Barry's Clip Art

URL: http://www.barrysclipart.com

Annotation: free clip art

Title: Free Clipart

URL: http://www.clipart-graphics.net

Annotation: Over 30,000 free clipart images

Title: Free Clip Art

URL: http://www.free-clip-art.com/

Annotation: over 10,000 images

Title: Free Graphics

URL: http://www.freegraphics.com

Annotation: Free graphics in 20 different sections, including special events,
holidays, graphics editing software, and an archives of more graphics.

Title: Jelane's Graphics

URL: http://www.sd81.k12.wa.us/images/jelane/families.html

Annotation: Buttons, sidebars, etc.

Step: 4 Duration: 90 minutes

Each student group will share their presentation with the class. Students
will discuss the strengths of each presentation.

Web Resources for Step 4

Title: Multimedia Project Rubric

URL: http://www.ncsu.edu./midlink/rub.senst.htm

Annotation: This is the site I used to create my rubric. Because we are not
using video clips, I edited Dan Senstock's rubric to fit my needs.

Attachments for Step 4

Title: Power Point Rubric FileName: Power Point Rubric.doc

Description: A rubric to help assess Power Point Presentations.

Step: 5 Duration: 45 minutes

Students will be given the opportunity to revise their presentations.