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Multiplying Improper Fractions

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Instructional videos for multiplying mixed numbers/improper fractions. The intent is NOT to share the most efficient, compact way to multiply. The point is to make sense of multiplication. Part 1 - multiplying two digit whole numbers in context. Part 2 - multipying mixed numbers using the idea from Part 1

11/10/2016 Scott Adamson
5.NF.B.4 5.NF.B.4a 5.NF.B.6 6.NS.A.1 6.NS.B.2 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7 5 6 7 Video

NEW and IMPROVED Division of Fractions

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A NEW and IMROVED division of fractions activity designed to develop the...do I have to say it..."Keep Change Flip"...algorithm.  Includes student pages, teacher pages (with answers and description of the intended thinking) and a Smartpen pencast where I provide an overview/example of the intended thinking. Note that the pencast document comes in the form of a PDF - check out this for details as you need a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat X in order to view the pencast. -http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/faq/online_help/Maps/Connect_Desktop/c_viewing-and-playing-a-pencast-pdf.html

10/7/2016 Scott Adamson
5.NF.B.3 5.NF.B.7 5.NF.B.7a 5.NF.B.7b 5.NF.B.7c 6.NS.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 Activity

Nana's Lemonade - Dan Meyer Three Act Task

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In a brief video, students are confronted with the situation of a person squeezing a lemon slice into a small cup of water. Then a "big gulp" cup is placed next to the smaller, lemon filled cup. By asking the question, "How many lemon wedges do you need to add for the same lemony taste?" students will begin to experiment and mathematically determine the answer.

12/10/2014 Trey Cox
6.NS.A.1 6.RP.A.1 6.RP.A.2 6.RP.A.3 6.RP.A.3b 6.RP.A.3d MP.1 MP.2 MP.4 6 Activity

Division of Fractions

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This is a series of 4 activities designed to help students to focus on the idea of division from a proportional reasoning perspective.

12/2/2014 Scott Adamson
5.NF.B.3 5.NF.B.7 5.NF.B.7a 5.NF.B.7b 5.NF.B.7c 6.NS.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 Activity

Fraction Operations and Initial Decimal Ideas

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This is a series of lessons from the Rational Number Project (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ci/rationalnumberproject/rnp2.html) including teacher notes, activities ready to be copied. The Rational Number Project (RNP) is a cooperative research and development project funded by the National Science Foundation. Project personnel have been investigating children’s learning of fractions, ratios, decimals and proportionality since 1979. This book of fraction lessons is the product of several years of working with children in classrooms as we tried to understand how to organize instruction so students develop a deep, conceptual understanding of fractions. You may pick and choose the lessons that you would like to try and do not need to complete them all in order.

10/10/2014 Scott Adamson
5.NF.A.1 5.NF.A.2 5.NF.B.3 5.NF.B.4 5.NF.B.4a 5.NF.B.4b 5.NF.B.5 5.NF.B.5a 5.NF.B.5b 5.NF.B.6 5.NF.B.7 5.NF.B.7a 5.NF.B.7b 5.NF.B.7c 6.NS.A.1 6.NS.B.3 AZ.6.NS.C.9 7.NS.A.2 7.NS.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 Lesson

Rational Number Project - Initial Fraction Ideas

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This is a series of lessons from the Rational Number Project (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ci/rationalnumberproject/default.html) including teacher notes, activities ready to be copied. The Rational Number Project (RNP) is a cooperative research and development project funded by the National Science Foundation. Project personnel have been investigating children’s learning of fractions, ratios, decimals and proportionality since 1979. This book of fraction lessons is the product of several years of working with children in classrooms as we tried to understand how to organize instruction so students develop a deep, conceptual understanding of fractions. You may pick and choose the lessons that you would like to try and do not need to complete them all in order.

10/10/2014 Scott Adamson
4.NF.A.1 4.NF.A.2 4.NF.B.3 4.NF.B.3a 4.NF.B.3b 4.NF.B.3c 4.NF.B.3d 4.NF.B.4 4.NF.B.4a 4.NF.B.4b 4.NF.B.4c 4.NF.C.5 4.NF.C.6 4.NF.C.7 5.NF.A.1 5.NF.A.2 5.NF.B.3 5.NF.B.4 5.NF.B.4a 5.NF.B.4b 5.NF.B.5 5.NF.B.5a 5.NF.B.5b 5.NF.B.6 5.NF.B.7 5.NF.B.7a 5.NF.B.7b 5.NF.B.7c 6.NS.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 4 5 6 Lesson