6th Grade Common Core Math

Tips and Support for Common Core Math Implementation

Tips, Mathematical Practices, and Ideas about Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers — Week 2

on December 12, 2013

Topic 9- Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

November 21-December 4 (Dec. 5 posttest/pretest)

Lesson

9-1 Understanding Division of Fractions

CCSS

6.NS.1

AZ Standards

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

9-2 Dividing a Whole Number by a Fraction 6.NS.1 M06-S1C2-04, M06-S1C2-05, M06-S5C1-01
9-3 Dividing Fractions 6.NS.1 M06-S1C2-04
9-4 Estimating Quotients 6.NS.1 M06-S1C2-04, M06-S1C3-02
9-5 Dividing Mixed Numbers 6.NS.1 M06-S1C2-04
9-6 Solving Equations 6.EE.7 M06-S1C2-04
9-7 Problem Solving: Look for a Pattern 6.NS.6 M06-S3C1-01

Double Dose Recommendations:

  • Kim Sutton math routines.
  • Pre-teach the following: Area, 5 days (#34-38)

Tip of the Week:

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The Performance Assessment has students working with fractions in recipes. Here’s an online activity that complements the performance task:

Feeding Frenzy

In this activity, students will multiply and divide a recipe to feed groups of various sizes. Students will use unit rates or proportions and think critically about real world applications of a baking problem.

Technology Integration Resources:

Videos:

Mathematical Practices:

Model with Mathematics  The CCSS says this about Model with Mathematics, “In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community.”
With the holidays, could you ask the students to Model with Math by asking  questions about how much food your household needs to buy to host a holiday party?
How do students demonstrate their conceptual understanding of mathematics in your classroom? What performance tasks do you have students work on?
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