- We will represent and solve problems involving multiplication of a whole number and a fraction.
- I will represent and solve problems involving multiplication of a whole number and a fraction.
Last week, we spent days learning about the different ways you can represent the multiplication of a fraction and a whole number, as well as, learning how to solve these types of problems using an equation. This week we need to practice.
Group 1 & 4: Teacher Time
Beginning with these two groups, I asked the students to solve problems using both models and the standard algorithm. There are a total of 16 problems in this resource. I am having students solve the problems, record their answers, and keep up with their answer sheet until Thursday. I have made this resource into a Kahoot. By solving the problems first, this should allow all of my kids a fighting chance when playing the game. I decided to do it this way after seeing the frustration of some of my students when the same handful of students "win" every time.
Group 3 & 4: Khan Academy
These two groups focused on solving multiplication of a whole number and fraction online using lessons and practice session from Khan Academy.
Think Through Math
Typically Mondays are used to teach a new concept, however, since today was a continuation from last week, we had about 20 minutes left to our math class. I asked my students to get back on Think Through Math to give us a little more precious time working on completing lessons. Let me just say, the best thing I have ever done is to allow my students to have a piece of candy after every lesson passed. I use Jolly Ranches and I am on my 3rd HUGE bag this year! If you are having any issues getting your students to actively pursue passing lessons on TTM.... buy some Jolly Ranchers and watch out!