Topic 8 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers
November 12November 19 (Nov. 20 posttest/pretest)
Lesson81 Multiplying a Fraction and a Whole Number 
CCSS6.NS.1* 
AZ AIMS StandardsM06S1C204, M06S1C205, M06S5C101 
82 Estimating Products  6.NS.1*  M06S1C204, M06S1C301 
83 Multiplying Fractions  6.NS.1*  M06S1C204, M06S1C301 
84 Multiplying Mixed Numbers  6.NS.1*  M06S1C204, M06S1C302, M06S5C101 
85 Problem Solving: MultipleStep Problems  6.G.1  M06S1C204, M06S5C201, M06S5C202 
Double Dose Recommendations:
 Preteach Perimeter: 3 days (#3133)
 Kim Sutton Math Routines
Tip of the Week: PBL
How do we move up Bloom’s Taxonomy and go deeper with Depth of Knowledge (DOK)? What beginning PBL is available to help with DOK and Bloom’s?
PBL Title & Link to Lesson 
CCSS 
Description 
The Parchitecture Project 

Using Google Sketch Up, students design a student playarea for the new High Tech High K8 school in Chula Vista. Students create design firms, conduct student surveys for input on their design, determine budget costs, and propose their ideas to a panel of adults and peers. Students have complete control of the design of the space with the stipulation that it must be safe and accessible to all students. 
Prime Putt – Putt 

Prime Putt – Putt golf is looking to refurbish their miniature golf course. Mrs. Math, the owner, has outlined the desired repairs. Students are to submit a scale drawing of existing golf holes along with a list of materials necessary to give Prime Putt – Putt the makeover it desperately needs. 
Step Right Up for a Good Cause 

A local charity needs your help! You have been asked to plan a Family Fun Night in order to raise money for the charity. You will develop games and find theoretical and experimental probability of each game. You will plan a concession stand menu with combo choices, shop for game prizes and concession needs, and propose a layout for the event. In the end, you will present a proposal to a panel of charity officials that includes the projected cost and profit for the event. 
Let’s Party! 

As caterers, students are bidding on a job to plan a birthday party for a 13year old. Given a budget of $250, they will submit a party proposal for 30 guests that includes a budget spreadsheet, written description of party and events, menu, map of room, and an oral presentation. 
Mathematical Practices: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
In grade 6, students solve problems involving ratios and rates and discuss how they solved them. Students solve real world problems through the application of algebraic and geometric concepts. Students seek the meaning of a problem and look for efficient ways to represent and solve it. They may check their thinking by asking themselves, “What is the most efficient way to solve the problem?”, “Does this make sense?”, and “Can I solve the problem in a different way?”.
What opportunities are you providing students to persevere with problem solving (and PBL)?