Reflecting on Teaching & Learning About Fractions

Grades 3-5 / Math / Teacher Collaboration
CCSS: Math.5.NF.B.4 Math.5.NF.B.6

Common Core State Standards

Math

Math

5

Grade 5

NF

Numbers & Operations--Fractions

B

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division

4

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.


a. Interpret the product (a/b) × q as a parts of a partition of q into b equal parts; equivalently, as the result of a sequence of operations a × q ÷ b. For example, use a visual fraction model to show (2/3) × 4 = 8/3, and create a story context for this equation. Do the same with (2/3) × (4/5) = 8/15. (In general, (a/b) × (c/d) = ac/bd.)


b. Find the area of a rectangle with fractional side lengths by tiling it with unit squares of the appropriate unit fraction side lengths, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths. Multiply fractional side lengths to find areas of rectangles, and represent fraction products as rectangular areas.

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Common Core State Standards

Math

Math

5

Grade 5

NF

Numbers & Operations--Fractions

B

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division

6

Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.2 MB)

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Lesson Objective

Reflect on a lesson about multiplying fractions

Length

7 min

Questions to Consider

  • How did the teachers reflect on student learning?
  • What did Ms. Farmer learn from watching Ms. Gray's lesson?
  • How did the teachers sort and learn from student work?

Common Core Standards

Math.5.NF.B.4, Math.5.NF.B.6

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Common Core Standards
Math.5.NF.B.4, Math.5.NF.B.6

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