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Multiplying Whole Numbers & Fractions

In this 9-minute video, Amy Spies shows her 4th grade class working through a problem multiplying a fraction by a whole number. During the lesson Amy realized that the students were not pulling out the knowledge that she had intended. She then revised the lesson and gave them examples and non-examples and through discussion had them make the connection between repeated addition and multiplying a fraction by a whole number. Students also gained a deeper understanding of the meaning of the numerator and denominator in these repeated addition problems.
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Contributed by: Teaching Channel - Publisher, American Federation of Teachers - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level4, 5
Resource TypeLesson Plans, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorTeaching Channel - Publisher, American Federation of Teachers - Publisher
    • Publication Date2013
    • Rights(c) 2013 Teaching Channelhttps://www.teachingchannel.org/terms
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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