If so, you are just like almost every other math student out there! I am going to make your life so much easier when it comes to solving equations with fractions! We are going to get rid of just the denominator in the fraction, so we will be left with the numerator, or just an integer! It's really not hard, but before I get into it, I want to go over one algebra definition. In Algebra, each term within an equation is separated by a plus ( ) sign, minus (-) sign or an equals sign (=).
I prefer to use fudge for all of my introductory word problems because I love fudge, my students love it, the contexts make sense and are relatable, and it is almost an inside joke between us by the middle of the year.
I also use student names or teacher names in the problems whenever possible and friendly fractions for easy modeling and visualizing.
I do this by using resources from my Multiplying and Dividing Fractions resource.
This resource includes: Click here to purchase the Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Resource from my TPT store.
Multiplying Fractions Introductory Word Problem: While shopping at a bakery, Ms. How I Use the Introductory Word Problems: I write the problem on an anchor chart, gather my students at our mini-lesson area (around a large rug) and follow these steps: : I teach both of these concepts separately for about a week each.
Findley purchased 1/2 of a pound of chocolate fudge. Dividing Fractions Introductory Word Problem: Jamal’s mother made 1/3 of a pound of his favorite fudge, peanut butter caramel fudge. Once my students have “mastered” multiplying and dividing fractions and have seen each in a variety of contexts (through the word problems I use), they are ready to tackle both and see the connections and differences between the two.
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Let see what happens with a typical two-step equation with the distributive property.
Word problems fractions = a lot of struggle for many students.