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Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy
Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy
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Mixed Word Problems with RDW Strategy
This end-of-the-school-year lesson will get the students focused on all the things they learned in math class! It reviews different skills with fractions and decimals in word problems using the "Read, Draw, and Write" strategy.
5th grade
Math
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Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
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Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Getting ready to subtract fractions? This lesson reviews how to subtract like denominators and teaches students how to subtract unlike denominators. The focus is on understanding the process and reasoning behind each step.
5th grade
Math
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Teach your students to add and subtract fractions with like denominators using a strategy that works for both operations: converting mixed numbers into improper fractions and back again!
4th grade
Math
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Adding Fractions on Number Lines
Adding Fractions on Number Lines
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Adding Fractions on Number Lines
Getting ready to add fractions? This lesson reviews how to add fractions with unlike denominators using number lines. Students will focus on understanding the process and reasoning behind each step.
5th grade
Math
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Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor
Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor
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Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor
When fractions have big numerators and denominators, it can be tough to find the simplest form. Fear not! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to find the simplest form using the greatest common factor.
5th grade
Math
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Fraction of a Whole
Fraction of a Whole
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Fraction of a Whole
Teach your students to use bar models and multiplication to find a fraction of a whole number.
4th grade
Math
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Multiplying Whole Numbers and Fractions: Illustrated!
Multiplying Whole Numbers and Fractions: Illustrated!
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Multiplying Whole Numbers and Fractions: Illustrated!
Give your students insight into what’s going on when you multiply a whole number and a fraction! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to illustrate products of whole numbers and fractions using number lines.
5th grade
Math
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Doubling
Doubling
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Doubling
Teach your students to double two-digit numbers using decomposition as a strategy.
5th grade
Math
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Multiplication as Scaling
Multiplication as Scaling
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Multiplication as Scaling
Teach your students to interpret multiplication as scaling. In this lesson, students will learn to predict the size of a product, using one factor as scale.
5th grade
Math
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Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models
Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models
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Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models
Teach your students to use tape diagrams to solve equations involving whole numbers and fractions.
4th grade
Math
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Explaining Fraction Addition
Explaining Fraction Addition
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Explaining Fraction Addition
Help your students show their understanding as they explain how to add fractions with unlike denominators. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators.
5th grade
Math
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Area Models and Multiplying Fractions
Area Models and Multiplying Fractions
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Area Models and Multiplying Fractions
Some understandings are revealed through repeated, clear and simple steps. Use this lesson plan to teach your students to illustrate area model for products when multiplying fractions. It’s a four-step adventure!
5th grade
Math
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Organizing Word Problems
Organizing Word Problems
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Organizing Word Problems
Help students solve fraction word problems with a graphic organizer! This lesson addresses Common Core standards while teaching useful skills for standardized test taking.
4th grade
Math
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Multiplication of Mixed Numbers with Area Models
Multiplication of Mixed Numbers with Area Models
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Multiplication of Mixed Numbers with Area Models
Teach your students to use an area model to solve multiplication problems with mixed numbers.
5th grade
Math
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Compare Common Denominators Methods
Compare Common Denominators Methods
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Compare Common Denominators Methods
Challenge your students to compare two methods for finding the least common multiple between two fractions. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators.
5th grade
Math
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When Having Like Denominators Isn’t Enough!
When Having Like Denominators Isn’t Enough!
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When Having Like Denominators Isn’t Enough!
Does chaos ensue when your students subtract like mixed numbers and the larger fraction has a lesser numerator? Using this lesson plan, teach your class how to overcome this tricky obstacle: When having like denominators isn’t enough!
5th grade
Math
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Explain Fraction Conversions
Explain Fraction Conversions
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Explain Fraction Conversions
Encourage students to explain their processes when converting from a mixed number to an improper fraction, and back again. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers.
5th grade
Math
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Visually Multiplying Fractions
Visually Multiplying Fractions
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Visually Multiplying Fractions
Help students color-code their way to multiplying fractions! Students will learn how to multiply fractions using area models. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Area Models and Multiplying Fractions.
5th grade
Math
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Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
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Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions
Help your students visually represent equivalent fractions! Use this lesson on its own or or as support to the Show Me Equivalent Fractions! lesson.
5th grade
Math
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Arrays for Fraction Products
Arrays for Fraction Products
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Arrays for Fraction Products
Illustrating products for fractions with arrays is fun! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to visualize products as arrays when faced with multiplying fraction factors.
5th grade
Math
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Division as Multiplication Using Number Lines
Division as Multiplication Using Number Lines
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Division as Multiplication Using Number Lines
Use this lesson plan to teach your students to illustrate division as multiplication using number lines.
5th grade
Math
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Area Models and Mixed Numbers
Area Models and Mixed Numbers
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Area Models and Mixed Numbers
Help students visually represent multiplication with mixed numbers and whole numbers. Use this lesson as a standalone lesson, or as support for the lesson Multiplication of Mixed Numbers with Area Models.
5th grade
Math
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Comparing Tape Diagrams
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Comparing Tape Diagrams
Compare two different ways to use tape diagrams! This lesson discusses fractions and multiplication within tape diagrams. Use this lesson as support for the lesson Illustrating Fractions and Whole Number Products with Tape Models.
5th grade
Math
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Shapes to Scale
Shapes to Scale
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Shapes to Scale
Teach your students to predict and explain features of scaled regular shapes.
5th grade
Math
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Illustrating Areas in Fractional Units
Illustrating Areas in Fractional Units
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Illustrating Areas in Fractional Units
In this lesson, your students will calculate and illustrate area for rectangles using area models, where one side length includes a fraction.
5th grade
Math
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