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Advertising A Sale: Organic Veggies - Section 1: Warm Up

My students need material presented in multiple ways, multiple times. The more fun, and interactive I can make information, the greater the chances students retain information. This Study Jam website is wonderful because it provides information on Science and Math concepts, and presents them in a truly meaningful, real-word application. My kids love these, and get excited about them; they beg for them. There are often songs/raps that accompany a lesson on StudyJam, and the lyrics are printable, and scroll across the screen. When I use songs, I typically let my students listen once, and then sing along during the second time. I then use the same songs a week or two later during transition time to "sneak" in some review topic time.

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# Advertising A Sale: Organic Veggies

Lesson 4 of 13

## Objective: SWBAT find the area of a rectangle with fractional dimensions.

*40 minutes*

#### Warm Up

*10 min*

To review mixed numbers, we work with Study Jams website, Area of a Parallelogram, I click on "Step by Step", and the tutorial reminds students of the formula and reviews common measurement terms. It is very interactive, colorful, and engaging.

There are 4 "Steps", and then the answer. This varies the instruction the students receive from me. The almost comic like format and the different tone of voice leave an impression upon students of learning and fun in a new light.

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#### Guided Practice

*10 min*

Time for the Advertising a Sale on Organic Tomatoes Problem problem!

For a) Students should see that they need to multiply the two fractions to find the area.

For b) I encourage a discussion on multiplying a number by a fraction greater than 1. Students should know that the product will be greater than the original number.

For c) Students should understand that they need to multiply the area from item a) by the scale factor.

For d) Students should/could make a table to show all of the possibilities of the sign's dimensions.

1a is using MP5, and a DOK Level 2 task; find the area of a rectangle with fractional dimensions.

1b is using MP3, and a DOK Level 3 task; Explain that multiplication by a fraction greater than one results in a product greater than the original number.

1c is using MP1, and a DOK Level 2 task; Find the area of a rectangle with fractional dimensions.

1d is using a MP7, and a DOK Level 4 task; Determine possible dimensions given an area and a scale factor.

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#### Independent Practice

*10 min*

For independent practice today, students A, B, and C, D of Organic Cucumbers Problem about a new sign. The new, larger, sign is different dimensions, but actually results in the same answer. This makes students feel even more confident, and provides more support.

Students need to see a realm in increasingly difficult math problems reviewed with them over the next few weeks. This unit with do that, and review all of the objectives we've covered this year. I allow students to work by themselves for about 5 minutes, and then allow them to work with their table partners in a think-pair-share. Students have to attempt to solve this on their own, and therefore determine their weakness, and then can solicit help from a partner.

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#### Closure

*10 min*

I used cold-calling to call upon students in order to review the answers. Students use the Share section of the think-pair-share here.

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- LESSON 4: Advertising A Sale: Organic Veggies
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