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5th Grade Unit 4 – Fractions, Decimals, and Percents


Unit Overview

Content Focus –

Students work to represent the meaning of fractions, decimals, and percents and the relationship among them.  Students will work to understand and represent multiplying and dividing fractions by whole numbers and by other fractions.

Looking Back…

Students have developed an understanding of the meaning of fractions and what they represent.  They have worked with fractions a part of a single object as well as a part of a set (eg- find 1/3 of the class).  They have worked with mixed numbers, explored the meaning of addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplied a fraction by a whole number.

Looking Forward…

Later in the year, students will continue building their understanding of fractions and the relationship between fractions and decimals.  They will build on their previous understanding to multiply and divide decimals.





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Divide a Unit Fraction By a Whole Number

Divide a Whole Number By a Unit Fraction

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Adding Mixed Numbers Word Problems

Thinking Blocks

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Multiplication and Scale Problems

Multiply a Whole Number By a Mixed Number Word Problems

Additional Resources

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Estimate Answers to Fraction Problems Using Area Models (video)

Multipliy Fractions (video series)

Interpret Multiplication as Scaling (video series)

Solving Problems Involving Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers (video series)

Divide a Unit Fraction By a Whole Number  (video)