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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dividing a Unit Fraction by a Whole Number and a Whole Number by a Unit Fraction: Rotation Day A

Lesson Frame:

  • We will divide AND represent division of a unit fraction by a whole number, and the division of a whole number by a unit fraction.
  • I will divide AND use models to represent division of a unit fraction by a whole number and a whole number by a unit fraction.

Group 1 and 4: Teacher Time

I felt like my classes would be more successful if we worked with the same type of format that we used yesterday. Yesterday we used the resource "Math Tri-Folds" to work problems that required us to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions.

I like this resource because it requires the students to write expressions and/or equations.  It also requires them to check their work which reinforces their use of multiplication of fractions and whole numbers.

Group 2:  Collaborative

This group was given a Level 2 math sheet to work on together from the resource, "Common Core Differentaited Math Skill Sheets."

This activity required them to draw a model, answer word problems, and check their work using multiplication.  The other differentiated activities included a Level 1 math sheet which gave students the model to work with, the Level 3 math sheet allowed students to create word problems to match the expression.

Group 3:  Number Sense or MATH Choice Cube

This group has two groups within it, the first set of kids are my UIL Number Sense team, so they will spend most of their time taking a UIL Number Sense test.  When they finish, they will begin what the rest of their group was working on.  The MATH Choice cube is a joining of the resource, "5th Grade Math Choice Boards," and  "Differentiated Instruction Cubes."  

I chose 6 of the 8 choices from the "Math Choice Board" resource and recreated them to fit in the cubes.  Now, students will roll the cube to find out the activity to work on, instead of reading through the choice board to decide what activity to choose.


Fifth Grade Builder #30

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