Learning Menus: Giving Options & Independence

Grades 5-8 / Math / Differentiation
CCSS: Math.6.NS.A.1

Common Core State Standards

Math

Math

6

Grade 6

NS

The Number System

A

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions

1

Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, create a story context for (2/3) ÷ (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) ÷ (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. (In general, (a/b) ÷ (c/d) = ad/bc.) How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 3/4-cup servings are in 2/3 of a cup of yogurt? How wide is a rectangular strip of land with length 3/4 mi and area 1/2 square mi?.

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Lesson Objective

Use learning menus to provide students with independent exploration of concepts

Length

2 min

Questions to Consider

  • How do learning menus enable Ms. Morey to provide differentiated instruction?
  • Why does Ms. Morey allow students to sometimes choose which tasks she assesses?
  • What resources does Ms. Morey use to design her menu tasks?

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  • Worksheet: Division Menu.PDF

  • Handouts: Menu Rubric.PDF

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Teaching Practice Learning Menus: Giving Options & Independence

Grades 5-8 / Math / Differentiation

Learning Menus: Giving Options & Independence