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Sweet Sensations - Multiplication and Division of Fractions in Word Problems

PDF | 6 pages|Grades: 5 - 7

A teacher-facilitated introduction to telling the difference between multiplication and division of fractions in word problems.

Students sit in a circle. Students read the problem as a class and secretly write the equation used to solve the problem on a whiteboard. Then ‘1-2-3-Show!’ They show their equations and discuss why they are correct. After deciding the equation for each problem, students work together to solve the problems.

8 problems on cards and a problem-solving recording sheet.

Use in small groups, during guided maths, during tutoring or intervention and in centres.

This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, problems on cards, a recording sheet and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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