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## Wednesday, November 16, 2016

### Dividing a Unit Fraction by a Whole Number and a Whole Number by a Unit Fraction: Day B Rotations

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: Collaborative

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 in a small group with me. Today, these groups worked on completing #2 and began working on #3.

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:  Teacher Time

Yesterday, this group was given a Level 2 math sheet to work on together from the resource, "Common Core Differentaited Math Skill Sheets."  Today we checked their work from yesterday, and then I worked with this group on the fraction tri-fold #2 from the above resource.

Group 3:  Teacher Time

This group was given a Level 2 math sheet to work on together from the resource, "Common Core Differentiated Math Skill Sheets." (see above)  I wanted the opportunity to watch how they solved these problems to address any misconceptions they may have.  Once we completed these problems, the remaining time was working with the math cube from yesterday.

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.

Assignment