Fraction Word Problems Demystified - A Unique and Original Method and Complete Unit!
Most math teachers will agree that even if they can successfully navigate the choppy waters of fraction computation and teach their students how to perform all operations with fractions, the same students will suddenly appear dazed and confused when a fraction problem involving complete sentences is placed before them. With this in mind, this product, structured as a complete 7-10 day unit, offers an innovative, straightforward, easy-to-teach, five-step method to critically evaluate and solve fraction word problems! These five steps are referred to as D.E.O.E.G.
and represent the easy-to-remember, rhyming steps that include:
– Using underlines, circles, boxes, and x’s, highlight the important parts of the problem.
– About how large should your answer be? Draw a picture and think it through to help you. Do this BEFORE you choose how to operate.
Choose how you’ll Operate
– Will you add, subtract, multiply, or divide, and in which order will you put the numbers? Use your estimation to help determine the correct operation. Solve a simpler problem using whole numbers first if necessary.
– Perform the calculations (showing all work) to come up with an answer to the problem.
Is your answer Great?
– Check your answer for reasonableness, make sure it matches your estimate, and be sure you put proper units on it to make your answer complete. If it is not reasonable, go back to the start, find your mistake, and redo.
This product consists of warm-up activities, guided notes pages, and worksheets with detailed keys that progressively increase in difficulty and enable students to solve sophisticated problems using all four operations. It concludes with a comprehensive unit assessment. Embark on this fraction word problem journey with your students and you will find that they will not only be ready for the unit assessment, but will develop a logical way of critically thinking through and attacking problems that will benefit them for many years to come.
Good luck with your use of Fraction Word Problems Demystified - Five-Step Method, Notes, Worksheets
If you would like to purchase the D.E.O.E.G. method only (without most of the guided notes and worksheet pages), please see Fraction Word Problems Demystified - Five Step Method
If you would like to first teach your students how to multiply and divide fractions using a unique and fun teaching method, please see Fraction Multiplication and Division - Featuring Biff and Brandi's Big, Bad Brownies
If you would like to purchase a game that cements conversion between fractions, decimals, and percentages, please see Fraction, Decimal, Percent Conversion Riddle Card Challenge
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