Lesson 18
Represent Situations with Multiplication and Division
Lesson Purpose
Lesson Narrative
In previous lessons, students multiplied fractions and divided whole numbers and unit fractions. They represented situations by drawing diagrams, writing expressions and equations, and they solved problems using numerical methods.
In this lesson, students continue to solve problems in context with a goal of understanding how to solve them using either multiplication or division. Students create and interpret diagrams, and explain how the same diagram can be interpreted as representing multiplication or division.
 Engagement
 MLR1
Learning Goals
Teacher Facing
 Represent situations involving fractions with both multiplication and division equations.
Student Facing
 Let’s represent problems with multiplication and division equations.
Required Preparation
Lesson Timeline
Warmup  10 min 
Activity 1  15 min 
Activity 2  20 min 
Lesson Synthesis  10 min 
Cooldown  5 min 
Teacher Reflection Questions
Identify ways the math community you are working to foster is going well. What aspects would you like to work on? What actions can you take to improve those areas?
Suggested Centers
 Compare (1–5), Stage 8: Divide Fractions and Whole Numbers (Addressing)
 Rolling for Fractions (3–5), Stage 5: Divide Unit Fractions and Whole Numbers (Addressing)
 How Close? (1–5), Stage 6: Multiply to 3,000 (Supporting)
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