Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) 5 resources related to the following standard:
Number and Operations—Fractions
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
7. Apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions.
b. Interpret division of a whole number by a unit fraction, and compute such quotients. For example, create a story context for 4 ÷ (1/5), and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient. Use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that 4 ÷ (1/5) = 20 because 20 × (1/5) = 4.

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Twenty-eight lesson plans make up this research-based fourth- through sixth-grade fraction and decimal curriculum, covering through addition and subtraction of decimals, and multiplication and division of fractions. It includes a teacher guide with theoretical framework and instructions and templates for making manipulatives, as well as suggestions for using the lessons with English-language learners (ELL). The Rational Number Project is an NSF-funded multi-university research project.
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Grade Level: 4, 5, 6+
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This 4-page document (pdf) explains the intent, development and benefits of the CCSS. It addresses the Standards for Mathematical Practice and provides sample fractions problems to illustrate the grade 5 content standards. The article discusses assessment and implementation, and offers suggestions for parent involvement. It is available in English and Spanish.
Reference Materials
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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These videos focus on specific standards and include examples/illustrations geared to clarify the meaning of the individual standard rather than to be a guide on how to teach it. There is an introductory video for the collection; the videos are organized by grade level and can be downloaded as well as viewed online.
Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials, Video
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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This 88-page document addresses the meaning of the Common Core State Standards for teaching fractions in grades 3-7. For each grade level the specific standards that are addressed are listed, followed by a detailed explanation of what the standards mean, including visual models, and any misconceptions teachers or students might have about how specific standards apply to fractions in the CCSS.
Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials, Article
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
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This collection of lessons, interactive Flash exercises and teacher utilities supports the learning of fraction concepts using side-by-side symbolic and pictorial representations. The lessons cover identifying, comparing, renaming and operating with fractions using circle and number line models. The Fraction Maker feature allows a teacher to create visual models to illustrate those same topics with fractions chosen by the user. The site includes student games and worksheets as well as suggestions and resources for the teacher.
Activity, Game, Interactive Media, Tutorial
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
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