Reflection: Student Ownership WP: Estimate the result of dividing or multiplying a whole number by a fraction - Section 2: Bell Ringer


We have learned how to convert a fraction to a decimal using long division, using the algorithm.  For this let's beef up the rigor.  For these problems I took the calculators away, had the students use their interactive notebooks that have their previous work and notes in them to help with this new objective.  Students were able to see how previous understanding is helping with new objectives.  It was neat to see their appreciation in using prior knowledge to deepen understanding.  It was also refreshing to show the importance of the interactive notebooks as a resource that can help them in place of the calculators. 

There were some freak out sessions, and for those not keeping up on their notebooks accurately they were left with their own disappointment in themselves.  This was a learning situation for many.  Once they saw their peers using their notebooks and being successful, they saw how important it was for their understanding and not just for a grade. 

  Beefing up the Rigor! Take those calculators away.
  Student Ownership: Beefing up the Rigor! Take those calculators away.
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WP: Estimate the result of dividing or multiplying a whole number by a fraction

Unit 8: Expressions and Equations
Lesson 8 of 25

Objective: SWBAT solve real world problems involving estimating the result of dividing or multiplying a whole number by a fraction.

Big Idea: Using a variety of mathematical practices, students will gain understanding over creating equations using text to solve problems when multiplying and/or dividing a whole number by a fraction.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, Expressions (Algebra), whole group discussion, real world word problems, equation, whole numbers, multiplying whole numbers by fractions, peer to peer review, multiplying fractions, dividing fractions, estimating products, estimating quotient, unpacking word problems
  40 minutes
multiplying fractions by whole numbers
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