6th Grade Common Core Math

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Tips, Mathematical Practices, and Ideas about Multiplying, Fractions, and Mixed Numbers

on November 7, 2013

Topic 8- Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

November 12-November 19 (Nov. 20 posttest/pretest)


8-1 Multiplying a Fraction and a Whole Number



 AZ AIMS Standards

M06-S1C2-04, M06-S1C2-05,  M06-S5C1-01

8-2 Estimating Products 6.NS.1* M06-S1C2-04, M06-S1C3-01
8-3 Multiplying Fractions 6.NS.1* M06-S1C2-04, M06-S1C3-01
8-4 Multiplying Mixed Numbers 6.NS.1* M06-S1C2-04, M06-S1C3-02,  M06-S5C1-01
8-5 Problem Solving: Multiple-Step Problems 6.G.1 M06-S1C2-04, M06-S5C2-01, M06-S5C2-02

 Double Dose Recommendations:

  • Preteach Perimeter: 3 days (#31-33)
  • Kim Sutton Math Routines

Tip of the Week:

Bloom’s/DOK- Are we providing opportunities for our students to analyze, evaluate, create, and construct during math?

  • Analyzeconstruct models, graphing information, comparing and contrasting values
  • Evaluate– Prepare a list of criteria for solving, make a booklet that includes mathematical rules for solving and potential tools list

Technology Integration Weekly Resources:

You could have students view the video, and ask them to then create their own video (or tell a partner if you do not have video equipment), to demonstrate with models and create their own “tutorial” with models.

By having them create their own tutorial, or presentation to a partner, they would then be using different multiple intelligences, and mathematical practices, to explain the “why” behind the mathematical computations.

How else can you take advantage of these videos as a learning opportunity for students?

Mathematical Practices: Model with Mathematics

Model with mathematics includes:

  • Understand this is a way to reason quantitatively and abstractly (able to decontextualize and contextualize)
  • Are able to simplify a complex problem and identify important quantities to look at relationships
  • Represent mathematics to describe a situation either with an equation or a diagram and interpret the results of a mathematical situation
  • Ask themselves, “How can I represent this mathematically?”

In model with mathematics, students will:

  • Apply prior knowledge to new problems and reflect
  • Use representations to solve real life problems
  • Apply formulas and equations where appropriate

Teachers will:

  • Pose problems connected to previous concepts
  • Provide a variety of real world contexts
  • Use intentional representations
  • Gives students opportunities to model with mathematics and describe the mathematical situation

Some questions to develop mathematical thinking could be:

  • What number model could you construct to represent the problem?
  • How would it help to create a diagram, graph, table …?
  • What are some ways to visually represent …?

DOK Math Example.001

What opportunities are you providing students to analyze, evaluate, and create during math?

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