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A Passion for Fractions

This 13-minute video shows Becky Pittard's class of 5th graders reasoning about multiplying fractions. This lesson is based on a real world problem and incorporates correct and incorrect models in order to get students to determine what a part of a part should look like. Included with this resource is a transcript of the video, a copy of the lesson plan, and the student's worksheet all in PDF form.
Contributed by: Teaching Channel - Publisher, American Federation of Teachers - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeLesson Plans, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorTeaching Channel - Publisher, American Federation of Teachers - Publisher
    • Publication Date2013
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2013 Teaching Channel
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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