The teacher will begin the lesson by showing the following video clip: https://learnzillion.com/lessons/3468-multiply-a-fraction-by-a-fraction-...
The student will watch a brief video clip on multiplying fractions to gain a base understanding of the concept.
2 Direct Instruction
The teacher will review the video with the class in a group discussion about what the students observed and understood. The teacher will go over multiplying fractions using models on the promethean board as the students take notes. The teacher will work two problems with the class for practice. The students will be given one problem to work while the teacher checks for understanding and to know who to pull into guided math groups for extra help.
The students will actively participate in a group discussion about the multiplying fractions video clip. Students will take notes (steps on how to multiply fractions using models) with an example problem. Students will work two practice problems with the teacher and then work one problem independently so the teacher can check for understanding.
3 Guided Practice (Guided Groups)
The teacher will work with students who still have a misconception of multiplying fractions. The teacher will use the "Fractions Basics App" on the iPad to reteach the concept through the video and allow students to practice the problems.
Students who were identified by the teacher during direct instruction will be pulled for guided math groups to be retaught the concept and practice with the teacher.
4 Independent Practice
While the teacher is working in guided math groups students will work independently on a practice sheet to gain reason and understanding and apply their knowledge of multiplying fractions.
While the teacher pulls guided math groups the students will independently complete at practice sheet on multiplying fractions from the knowledge gained during the lesson.
5 Wrap Up
The teacher will provide the students with three multiplying fractions problems and a sticky note to assess who is still struggling with this concept.
The students will write their name on a sticky note and solve the three multiplying fractions problems that the teacher will give. The students will hand these into the teacher to assess.
Key Standards Supported
Number And Operations—Fractions
Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. For example, interpret 3/4 as the result of dividing 3 by 4, noting that 3/4 multiplied by 4 equals 3, and that when 3 wholes are shared equally among 4 people each person has a share of size 3/4. If 9 people want to share a 50-pound sack of rice equally by weight, how many pounds of rice should each person get? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?