Today I'm linking up for Secondary Smorgasbord hosted by the ELA Buffet, and Desktop Learning Adventures. Well, it's never really frozen in Arizona, but considering I moved here from Michigan, I would say I am *still* coming out of the Deep Freeze!

This week's FREE Common Core Math Quiz domains are ** Number and Operations – Fractions **for grades 3-5,

**for grades 6-7, and**

*Ratios and Proportional Relationships**for grade 8. They will be added onto last week's domains in the same document.*

**Functions**

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*are essential for teaching those elementary skills like modeling equivalents and performing operations, but I also use them when I teach ratios.*

**Fractions blocks****and middle school kids may find this easier to master when they make this visual connection. Once that can visualize a ratio, they can always draw themselves a picture, or use manipulatives when they need to work with ratios.**

*Fractions are also ratios!***, and which whole number they will get.**

*how many groups of a fraction they will need to make a whole number*2/3 x 3 or 2/3, 3 times, will make 2 wholes, but it is impossible to make

*whole? Why not?*

**one**

**What other whole numbers can be made by multiplying 2/3?****yet? What is it?**

*pattern***The last few problems in the**

*Ratios also appear when multiplying and dividing fractions by fractions.***project (**

*Modeling Multiplication and Division Fraction Families**download the preview problems and answers for free in a word document*) are especially challenging and most of my students got them wrong the first time because they don't know what to look for, or what division of fractions really means.

*1/4 or 1/4 o*

**of****1/3 which is 1/12 either way. (Commutative Property).**

*f***4/3**= 1 1/3 …because 1/4 fits into 1/3 one whole time, and 1/3 of a time.

**. It does not mean 1/3 of 1/4, as in multiplication.**

*same whole***when dividing 1/3 and 1/4 is 4:3**. This can also be thought about as the common factor, 1/12.

**4**x 1/12 = 1/3 and

**3**x 1/12 = 1/4

**when dividing 1/4 and 1/3 is 3:4**.

**the 3/4 and 1 1/3 come from based on a drawing, they have another strategy to fall back on when solving problems. The Common Core standards ask a lot of kids; and considering that 5th grade is the f**

*see where**irst and only year that all four fraction operations are taught*, some middle school kids still need time to master and connect these concepts to the 6th-8th grade ratio standards.

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**Click on the links below for this week's Common Core Domains NF and RP!**

*in that domain. The number corresponds to the standard number. Each problem has the learning goal stated to help kids focus on the goal and make the connection between the quiz, and their work in the standards.*

**one math problem for each Common Core standard**