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Lesson Plan: Fraction Word Problems

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use models to solve fraction-based word problems and write story problems to reflect fractions.


Students will be able to

  • construct fraction strips,
  • represent word problems using fraction strips,
  • represent word problems using fractional notation,
  • write story problems to match given fractions,
  • use fraction strips to help solve word problems with two steps.


Students should already be familiar with

  • reading and writing proper fractions,
  • the terms numerator and denominator,
  • using fraction strips (bar models) to represent fractions.


Students will not cover

  • adding or subtracting fractions,
  • multiplying or dividing fractions,
  • using equivalent fractions,
  • improper fractions or mixed numbers.

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