This resource includes 5 activities and an assessment. The activities range from justifying knowledge by making a math poster, sorting, and worksheets with equations that align to the standard. The activities are great to use whole group on an interactive whiteboard/projector, for homework, for centers, as enrichment, or in math journals/notes. The activities and assessment include answer keys and pictures when necessary to help guide your instruction.
The activities would best be completed after your students have a firm understanding of multiplying fractions of all types (basic fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers, whole numbers, fractions equal to one, etc.). Once students are familiar with problems involving all fraction types, they will have a better knowledge of patterns they notice when multiplying and this will help while completing the activities in this resource.
Comparing the size of a product to the size of one factor on the basis of the size of the other factor, without performing the indicated multiplication.
Explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction greater than 1 results in a product greater than the given number (recognizing multiplication by whole numbers greater than 1 as a familiar case); explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product smaller than the given number; and relating the principle of fraction equivalence a/b = (n × a)/(n × b) to the effect of multiplying a/b by 1.
This resource pairs nicely with my task card set on the same standard (5.NF.B.5), which can be found by clicking here.
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