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Talk About Your Strategy: Fractions of a Whole

Get your students comfortable with math conversations with this lesson on multiplying fractions by a whole number. It can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Fractions of a Whole.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Fractions of a Whole lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Fractions of a Whole lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to use bar models and multiplication to find a fraction of a whole number.

Language

Students will be able to explain the strategy used to solve a problem using peer interaction and sentence stems.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Discussing Fractions of a Whole NumberFormative Assessment: Peer Explanations ChecklistVocabulary Cards: Talk About Your Strategy: Fractions of a WholeGlossary: Talk About Your Strategy: Fractions of a WholeTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Read aloud the content and language objective. Have students repeat or rephrase the student-facing version of the objectives to a table partner.
  • Tell students that they will practice describing and explaining how they solved a problem involving multiplying a fraction by a whole number.