Divide Fractions: 5 Lessons
Block 1: While chapter 8 only has 5 lessons on dividing fractions, the short lessons pack a big punch as the commutative and associative properties does not apply with division. Three of the four lessons utilize models to help develop the sense of which number is the dividend and which is the divisor. We will dive into chapter 8 once we return from spring break in April and will take our time in decoding the word problems and exploring how models can help us set up the correct division expression.
Mid-Chpt. Quiz: est. April 6th
Chpt. Test: est. April 11th
Block 2-4: The deceivingly brief chapter 8 have many pitfalls for students wanting to find quick "rules" to follow and compute without thinking about what the question is asking. We've taken our time depending solely on models to help solve various division problems and while it's felt like I've been holding them back - we are developing our math "spidey-senses" with the visual models to fully understand why quotients are larger than the dividends when dividing by fractions.
Mid-Chpt. Quiz: March 12-16
Chpt. Test: March 20 or March 22
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