We reviewed fraction concepts this week – prime and composite numbers, factors and multiples, equivalence, identity property of one, and simplest form. Students also worked in small groups to solve a variety of fraction word problems, and to represent their solutions with diagrams and calculations.
Students continued to use hexagons to explore the loving relationship between math and art. Larger versions of their personal hexagons will be 3D printed, so other NNM students may use them as stencils for batiking textiles!
Students are also using diagrams to develop a better understanding of fraction division.
How Many Groups? (part 1)
|Learning Goals||Coordinate multiplication equations and pattern block diagrams in which the yellow hexagon represents one whole.|
Create a diagram to represent and solve a problem asking “How many groups?” in which the divisor is a unit fraction, and explain (orally) the solution method.
Fraction Matching Activity
Formative assessment of the understanding of equivalence, and the methods students use to determine equivalence.
Interpreting Division Situations
- Create an equation and a diagram to represent a multiplication or division situation involving fractions, and coordinate these representations (orally).
- Explain (using words and other representations) how to find the unknown quantity in a multiplication or division situation involving fractions.
- Interpret a verbal description of a multiplication situation (in spoken or written language), and identify which quantity is unknown, i.e., the number of groups, the amount in one group, or the total amount.
OK, the whole week has been pretty incredible. Lessons included area model for multiplication, problems without figures, recipes, converting units, unit rate, and we solved some area puzzles. Today was our game day to celebrate our weeks together. This group is amazing!!