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Classroom Warm-Up Routine: Math Class Warm-Up

Classroom Warm-Up Routine: Math Class Warm-Up
Register Now and join a community of a million educators. Take 30 seconds to register (it's free!) and: Access our downloadable Back To School Starter PacksComment on videosGet help - and help others - in our Q&A section Register Now Already registered? Learn about Teaching Channel Plus for Schools & Districts Sign In or Sign Up My Favorite No: Learning From Mistakes Grades 6-8 / Math / Warm-Up CCSS: Math.MP.6 Common Core State Standards Embed Video Great Lesson Ideas: My Favorite No with Leah Alcala [01:00:10;24] Leah: Hi. Error loading player: No playable sources found <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> Related Videos Approaches to Poetry: Pre-Reading Strategies Grades 6-12 / ELA / Tone & Theme ELA.RL.8.410424 > Lesson Objective Use mistakes to quickly clarify concepts Length 6 minutes Questions to Consider How does this strategy allow for immediate re-teaching? Teacher & School Info Leah Alcala Math / Teacher Follow School Details Martin Luther King Middle SchoolBerkeley, CA Feedback

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Dividing Fractions- The Awkward Question Image via Wikipedia You are negotiating the shark invested waters of the Sea of Misconceptions which nestles itself within the vast barren plains in the province of Understanding Fractions, and you reach the point where you tell them that to divide one fraction by another you turn the second one upside down and then multiply them. The class is split. There are those pupils who accept what you said and want to get on with it and those who want to know why. In my experience the former group represents they larger proportion but nonetheless, having an answer as to why this works should be in every maths teacher’s armoury. Let me start by saying that the following explanation isn’t my own.

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