Dash & Dot: Adventures in a Fractional World (Gr. 8)

Description

Operations with fractions can be a tough concept for many students to grasp. In this lesson, students will learn how to multiply a whole number by a fraction using a number line and Dash for a visual representation. Students will then write word problems involving this concept, swap with a neighbour, and present the solution to the class using Dash as a visual representation.

Objectives

• Recognize that a fraction a/b is a multiple of 1/b.
• Recognize that a multiple of a/b is also a multiple of 1/b, and use this understanding to multiply a fraction by a whole number.
• Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

Lesson Procedures

• Class 1: Applaud for Dash Part 1 (25 - 30 minutes)
• Class 2: Applaud for Dash Part 2 (25 - 30 minutes)
• Class 3: A Fraction of a Story (20 - 30 minutes)
• Class 4: Presentations (20 - 30 minutes)

Curriculum Connections Summary

• Ontario - Mathematics - Algebra (Coding)
• Quebec - Mathematics
• New Brunswick - Mathematics
• Nova Scotia - Mathematics & ICT
• Alberta - Mathematics & ICT/CTF
• British Columbia - Mathematics & ADST
• Manitoba - Mathematics
• Prince Edward Island - Mathematics
• Saskatchewan - Mathematics
• Newfoundland & Labrador - Mathematics
• Yukon Territories - Follow's B.C.'s Curriculum
• Northwest Territories - Follows Alberta's Curriculum
• Nunavut - Follows Alberta's Curriculum

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