This multiplying fractions standards-based (CCSS) lesson study will have your students learning about, discussing, and applying ideas of multiplying fractions by whole numbers and multiplying fractions by fractions throughout the course of five days.
There are five classroom-tested lesson plans that detail everything you will need to do, STEP-BY-STEP, to teach your students about multiplication of fractions.
Folded Organizers for Interactive Journals
Note pages for students
Reference notes for teachers
Worksheet practice pages for students
Task Cards for students with recording sheet
A Multiple Choice assessment
Constructed Response assessment
There are also graphic organizers/worksheets for each day so that your students are able to apply their learning.
The five days culminates in a formal assessment, both multiple choice and constructed response, asking the students to take what they learned about multiplying fractions and apply it in a test taking scenario, showing evidence of the strategies used (so important in these days of state testing and Common Core).
Throughout the course of the five days, the students will be taught not only the traditional algorithm, but visual models, area models, and repeated addition as well. This will give them a good "bag of tricks" to pull from when they start to solve these problems on their own.
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