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 neighbor, 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.
Educational Standards
Ontario
 Grade 8  Math, fractions
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: Presentation Time (20  30 minutes)
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 Sticky Notes
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