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Solve real-world problems involving fractions less than one using area models and equations

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3

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Big Ideas: Visual models, such as area models, can be used to find the product of fractions. This lesson builds on students' work with multiplying fractions and using area models. This task uses a math teacher's note card mix-up to have students reorganize the cards so that each equation is matched up correctly with its corresponding visual model and written expression card. Students then solve the equations to find the product of two fractions. The mathematical concepts in this lesson build toward students' future work with real world math expressions and multiplication of fractions. Vocabulary: area, factors, products, expressions Special Materials: Class set of Mixed up Note Cards work sheet. colored pencils (optional) index cards (optional) glue (optional)
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