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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

How Many Chickens?

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Farmer Frank raises chickens and pigs. Students are asked to use specific given information to determine how many of Farmer Frank's animals are chickens. This problem will require students to persevere as they apply prior knowledge of fractions, ratios, and percents to algebra concepts such as solving a system of equations.

10/8/2015 Lynda Boepple
6.RP.A.3c 6.EE.B.7 AZ.6.NS.C.9 7.EE.B.4a 8.EE.C.8a 8.EE.C.8b 8.EE.C.8c MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 6 7 8 Activity

Shipping Routes - Dan Meyer Three Act Task

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The questions are simple: As two ships leave port at the same time but at different speeds, we wonder if they will ever meet again? And if so, how long will that take? The lesson hooks students immediately with the initial video clip of two simulated ships leaving port and separating from one another as they travel at slower rates. 

6/23/2015 Trey Cox
6.NS.B.4 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7 6 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

Piggy Bank Ca$h!

Meredith has LOTS of one dollar bills in her piggy bank, and she discovers something special when she stacks the bills in piles of 5, 6, and 8 bills. Find a pattern to answer some questions about what will happen if she stacks the bills in piles of 9. 

10/28/2014 Lynda Boepple
AZ.4.OA.A.3.1.a 4.OA.C.5 4.NBT.B.6 5.NBT.B.6 6.NS.B.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 4 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

Subtracting Integers

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This is a series of lessons fouced on Making sense of integer subtraction using number lines, patterns, and the chip model It contains two activities and homework Part 1 - Number lines and Patterns Part 2 - Chip Model Homework To see a related video, go to: http://vimeo.com/71450580

9/23/2014 Scott Adamson
6.NS.C.5 6.NS.C.6 6.NS.C.6a 6.NS.C.6c 6.NS.C.7 6.NS.C.7a 6.NS.C.7b 6.NS.C.7c 6.NS.C.7d 7.NS.A.1 7.NS.A.1a 7.NS.A.1b 7.NS.A.1c 7.NS.A.1d 7.NS.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 6 7 8 Activity

Adding Integers

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This is a series of lessons focused on: Making Zero (Sea of Zeros idea) Adding integers using chips and a checking account analogy It contains three activities and homework: Part 1 - Making Zero Part 2 - Adding integers with the Chip Model Part 3 - Adding inetgers with the Checking Account Analogy Homework To see a related video, go to: http://vimeo.com/71450580

9/19/2014 Scott Adamson
6.NS.C.5 6.NS.C.6 6.NS.C.7 6.NS.C.6a 6.NS.C.6c 6.NS.C.7a 6.NS.C.7b 6.NS.C.7c 6.NS.C.7d 7.NS.A.1 7.NS.A.1a 7.NS.A.1b 7.NS.A.1c 7.NS.A.1d 7.NS.A.2 7.NS.A.2a 7.NS.A.2b 7.NS.A.2c 7.NS.A.2d 7.NS.A.3 MP.2 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 6 7 8 Activity

Directed Distance - An Introduction to "Graph"

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This annotated lesson can be used to introduce directed distance and the concept of graph. It can be used as the very first experience students have with graphs, as a review, and/or as an introduction to “circular” coordinates (you can choose to never refer to them as polar coordinates). It is highly interactive and connects the concepts of “new” graphing systems to rectangular coordinates. Initially, there is a brief history given and review of the Cartesian rectangular coordinate system.

9/5/2014 Trey Cox
5.G.A.2 6.G.A.3 5.OA.B.3 6.NS.C.8 7.RP.A.2d 8.EE.C.8a 8.F.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 5 6 7 8 Activity