 Lesson plan

# 10. Hiking at the nature preserve: Multiplicative comparison with fractions (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards 4.NF.B.4.b http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/4/NF/B/4/b
teaches Common Core State Standards 4.OA.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/4/OA/A/1
teaches Common Core State Standards 4.NF.B.4.c http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/4/NF/B/4/c

# 10. Hiking at the nature preserve: Multiplicative comparison with fractions (A)

Lesson objective: Solve real-world problems involving multiplicative comparisons where a fraction is multiplied by a whole number.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of multiplicative comparisons involving a fractional amount to a problem situation. Students are asked to determine how far away locations at a nature preserve are, given the distance of a few locations and information about how far away locations are relative to each other. Students use these distances to determine possible hikes someone might take to reach a goal of a four to six mile hike.

Key Concept students will use:

• Because fractions are numbers, the meaning of multiplicative comparison does not change when fractions are involved.

Skills students will use:

• solving multiplicative comparison problems