I must admit, I was a little rusty when it comes to some of the more advanced math skills when my district first implemented common core. Like many of us, I was taught the traditional algorithm for everything! Well now, the Common Core is pushing some of these middle school skills into 5th grade. I have taught multiplying and dividing fractions in 5th in the past, but nowhere near to the rigor the common core requires. AND, just found out we will be teaching these skills the first month of school! (FOR REAL!) So, I have been working like mad trying to figure out step by step, easy to understand methods to teach my kiddo these skills. I put together a little resource pack to help me along the way. This pack has it all! Pre and post assessments, step by step posters, practice pages, performance tasks, math center challenges, even a fun fraction rap!
Here are some of the posters included in this resource. The posters focus heavily on using models and understanding the conceptual process versus just the traditional algorithm. Use these poster in conjunction with anchor charts or zoom them down to place in the students’ interactive math notebooks.
There are several printables included in this file. A few focus on simply practicing the skills and some require a bit more thought on the part of the students.
My favorite part of this resource are the constructed response math tasks. My students can come up with the answer to an equation pretty easily using models or algorithms. However, they struggle knowing the difference between multiplying and dividing fractions. These tasks expose the students lots of scenarios and situations that require multiplying and dividing. They also help the students practice answering those pesky constructed response math tasks that are all over state assessments now.
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