Chocolate Bar Fractions

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Prepare the class for multiplying fractions using a sweet lesson. The task uses chocolate bars as a context for working with multiplying fractions by whole numbers. Pupils must interpret the meaning of a partial whole within the context of the problem. Teachers use the lesson outlines to provide supporting instruction for the performance task.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider having actual fraction manipulatives available for the modeling exercises
  • Remind class members the importance of keeping fraction models the same size when making comparisons
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes the class is familiar with using different types of fraction models
Pros

  • Includes real-world scenarios that are interesting to students
  • Contains links and references to other materials to deepen understanding
Cons