Monday, October 27th

Students began dividing fractions today in class. The concept of a reciprocal (“to flip”)was introduced as well. Here are the steps to dividing fractions:

1. Rewrite the first fraction (Keep)

2. Change the division symbol to multiplication (Switch)

3. Write the reciprocal of second fraction (Flip)

4. Follow normal multiplication of fractions rules (multiply numerators & multiply denominators……try to cross cancel if you can!)

5. Reduce¬†your answer to simplest form ‚Äď If answer is improper fraction, change back to a mixed number.

HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 27TH

Skills Practice Divide Fractions by Whole Numbers

Thursday, October 23rd

We worked on cross cancellation again today in class. It seems students are still struggling to determine what the best number is to reduce by (diagonally). I’ve attached the instructions on how to cross cancel once again below if students need help remembering the process.

Cross Canceling when Multiplying Fractions

HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 23RD

Multiplying Frac Cross Canceling Side 2 HW for 10-23-2014

 

Wednesday, October 22nd

Today in class, students learned how to utilize cross canceling in their efforts to multiply fractions. Cross canceling can help students to avoid such large numbers in the numerator and denominator when multiplying fractions. Please see the attachment below to better understand the method of cross cancellation!

Cross Canceling when Multiplying Fractions

Multiply Fractions with cross canceling HW for 10-22-14

Monday, October 20th

Students continued working with adding & subtracting fractions with UNLIKE denominators today in class. This skill was learned & mastered in 5th grade, so our time spent in class is simply a review of an old skill. Interestingly enough, students are really having to stretch their thinking as we revisit this skill.

HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 20TH

Reducing Fractions HW for 10-20-2014

Friday, October 17th

Yeah it’s Friday!!!

Missing Monday put us a day behind and unfortunately, that pushed a homework out to Friday night! Sorry folks! We have a certain point in our curriculum that we have to hit and that translated into Friday night homework….(sad face).¬† The homework focuses on adding & subtracting fractions with UNLIKE denominators. This is an old skill from 5th grade so with a review in class and working MANY of the problems from the worksheet, students should not have too hard of a time completing their assignment!

HOMEWORK FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17TH

Lesson 6-4 Adding and Subtracting UNLIKE denominators

 

 

Thursday, October 16th

Students reviewed the steps to adding and subtracting fractions with LIKE denominators today in class. Most students remembered this skill from 5th grade and picked back up on it like riding a bicycle! We will check this tomorrow in class! Remember!!!  Reduce your answer to simplest form!

HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

Adding Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

 

Wednesday, October 15th

The beginning of our unit on fractions includes learning how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers as well as to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions. Students were given the procedures during class today to make these conversions and many examples were worked together to ensure understanding and accuracy.

HOMEWORK FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

School Bus Fractions improper fractions to mixed number

School Bus Fractions mixed number to improper fractions