Reflection: Real World Applications Dividing Fractions: Twisting Twizzlers - Section 3: Warm Up


I think that by letting students solve the problem on their own (with a partner) they learned some self-reliance and to be confident in their own practice. One issue that I face in my classroom is that my students are not confident about their math abilities. In general, my students are very quick to ask me to check each and every problem for them before they move on. Therefore, I try to incorporate group work as much as possible. Through an inquiry based method, which I am trying to incorporate more of, the students know that I will not officially "check" their work, but will offer guidance and allow them to talk through the process. If doing this lesson again, I would buy the type of Twizzlers that pull apart very easily. Some of the students had some dexterity issues of pulling apart the Twizzlers with the thicker version of the Twizzlers.

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Dividing Fractions: Twisting Twizzlers

Unit 1: Multiplying & Dividing Fractions
Lesson 1 of 2

Objective: SWBAT convert a fractional division problem into a fraction multiplication problem.

Big Idea: In this lesson you will learn how to divide fractions by using models.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, divide fractions, multiply fractions
  60 minutes
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