Lesson Plan

Multiplying Fractions

Students will gain an understanding of multiplying fractions
Jennifer C.
Classroom teacher
Boiling Springs Intermed
Boiling Springs, United States
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My Grades 5
My Subjects Math, Science

TSWBAT apply and understand previous understanding of multiplication to fluently multiply fractions.

Grades 5
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1 Hook

The teacher will begin the lesson by showing the following video clip: https://learnzillion.com/lessons/3468-multiply-a-fraction-by-a-fraction-...

Student Instructions

The student will watch a brief video clip on multiplying fractions to gain a base understanding of the concept.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

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.

Student Instructions

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)

Activity: Other — Fraction Basics App

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.

Student Instructions

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

Activity: Other — Practice Problems

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.

Student Instructions

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

Activity: Assessing

The teacher will provide the students with three multiplying fractions problems and a sticky note to assess who is still struggling with this concept.

Student Instructions

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.