Reflection: Coaching and Mentoring Fraction Division Word Problems - Section 2: Guided Practice


At my school, I have the opportunity to work with a first year teacher who teaches one section of 6th grade math this year.  He has other teaching responsibilities in the building, as well.

One way in which he is supported is that my lesson plans are shared directly with him a week before he teaches.  At the start of the year, we sat down together with our academic dean and talked through how he could use my plans as a resource.

One thing I was adamant about during this meeting was that I would not share my answer keys with this teacher.  I actually don't keep my own answer keys from year to year.  I think that completing the student problems on my own, the way that I expect students to complete them during my class, is a very important part of the intellectual preparation I need to do in order to be ready to teach.  I always fully complete a student packet before teaching the lesson, even though I've taught my lessons in previous years.  

This is also the reason I don't provide full answer keys as a part of the Master Teacher project here on BetterLesson.  Internalizing the lesson is so important, and I don't want to take that away from anyone!

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Fraction Division Word Problems

Unit 2: Division with Fractions
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: SWBAT solve in-context, complex word problems using a visual model or computational procedures.

Big Idea: Division has different meanings depending on the context.

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Math, Fractions, Numbers and Operations, problem solving, division, fraction division, Operations
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