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Elementary Education - Mathematics

Task 4: Mathematics Learning Segment Overview

Learning Segment Overview Directions: Briefly describe the instruction preceding the assessment by typing within the
brackets in each section of the chart below (no more than 2 single-spaced pages). Do not delete or alter the chart; both the
chart and your description are included in the total page count allowed. Refer to the evidence chart in the handbook to ensure
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Central Focus: State-Adopted Content Standards


[ Students should be able to [MGSE4.NF.4 Apply and extend previous understandings
multiply fractions by whole of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number
numbers, fractions, and mixed e.g., by using a visual such as a number line or area
numbers. ] model
MGSE4.NF.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of
multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number e.g.,
by using a visual such as a number line or area model
MGSE5.NF.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of
multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a
fraction. ]
Learning Instructional Strategies and Formative and
Objectives Learning Tasks Summative
Assessments
[ Students will be [ Students will multiply whole [Formative Assessment:
Lesson 1
able to multiply numbers by fractions by using I will walk around the
fractions by whole previous knowledge of classroom while
numbers. ] multiplication of whole numbers students complete this
in order to multiply fractions learning task and
and whole numbers. I will discuss their findings
challenge the students at the with them in order to
end to multiply fractions by better gauge
fractions. This learning task will understandings and
help me understand any misunderstandings. ]
misconceptions students might
have about fraction
multiplication. ]
[ Students will be [ Students will multiply [Formative Assessment:
Lesson 2
able to multiply fractions and whole numbers to I will walk around the
fractions by whole start as a reminder of the classroom while
numbers and previous day. Students will students complete the
fractions. ] transition into multiplying learning task, monitoring
fractions by fractions and misconceptions and
simplifying their answers once questions by asking
they multiply. ] probing questions.
Summative Assessment:
I will have students
complete a problem set
provided with multiplying
fractions and fractions. I
will assess from the
problem set the extent of
students understandings
of multiplication of

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Elementary Education - Mathematics
Task 4: Mathematics Learning Segment Overview

fractions and
fractions. ]

[ Students will be [ Students will multiply fractions [Formative Assessment:


Lesson 3
able to multiply by whole numbers, then I will walk around the
fractions by whole fractions by fractions to review classroom while
numbers, fractions, from the previous learning task. students complete this
and mixed Then students will multiply learning task and
numbers. ] fractions by mixed numbers. discuss their findings
In this learning task I will also with them in order to
show advanced students a better gauge
method to simplify before they understandings and
multiply their fractions instead misunderstandings
of simplifying after multiplying
the fractions.] Summative Assessment:
I will have students
complete a problem set
provided with multiplying
fractions and mixed
numbers. I will assess
from the problem set the
extent of students
understandings of
multiplication of fractions
and mixed numbers. ]
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Lesson 4
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Lesson 5
(Optional)

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