Students are shown the ingredients for a mashed potatoes recipe. They must multiply the ingredients to find the total number of potatoes and cups of milk that are needed.
This PowerPoint has a lot of animation and great visuals to help students understand the concept.
After a discussion of reciprocals, students work in cooperative groups to prove the fraction division algorithm by folding lengths of string into fractional parts. After practicing by dividing a whole number length of string, they divide a fractional string length into smaller fractional parts.
This activity is AMAZING!!! We used this in conjunction with our math unit on fractions and decimals and our literacy unit on Using Money and The Stock Exchange. It incorporates literally every discipline! **Editable!
----->Students are given a weekly budgeting scenario, where they must manage t