TOPIC: Multiplying Fractions (Gr8)
TODAY: Because of the technology problems yesterday with the blog that resulted in a later than usual posting, at the start of class you were given time to complete last night's practice problem. We then reviewed the problem together using the rectangle method and checked our answer using the algorithm. You should have been correcting your work as we went along, and you now have 2 complete solutions in your notes that you can refer to, along with the guided example that I posted as a pdf.
PRACTICE PROBLEMS: None assigned BUT your homework is to review the concepts from this past week (multiplying different forms of fractions using models and algorithms) and walk into class on Monday either understanding the material or ready to ask a question(s). CHECK OUT the attached videos! And do you want to prove to yourself that you understand how to multiply fractions with models and algorithms? Teach it to someone at home this weekend!
Also, knowing your basic facts and being able to factor (find common factors and the GCF) made the work "easier" this week. Mental math is a critical element when learning new concepts. You need to free up the working memory of your brain to learn new ideas, meaning your brain needs room to store the new information until it is mastered and is moved to your long term memory. Basic facts must be in your long term memory. How do they get there? Consistent (regular) practice.
DUE DATE: Monday November 13, 2017