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# Fractions

Strand: Number
Outcome: 6

## Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

• The general outcome focuses on developing number sense; whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on applying arithmetic operations on rational numbers to solve problems.
• The specific outcome focuses on understanding multiplication and division of positive fractions and mixed numbers concretely, pictorially and symbolically; whereas the previous mathematics curriculum included addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions, concretely, pictorially and symbolically.

Fractions addresses the following outcomes from the Program of Studies:

Strand: Number
Specific Outcome:
 6 Demonstrate an understanding of multiplying and dividing positive fractions and mixed numbers, concretely, pictorially and symbolically.

## What is a Planning Guide?

Planning Guides are a tool for teachers to use in designing instruction and assessment that focuses on developing and deepening students' understanding of mathematical concepts. This tool is based on the process outlined in Understanding by Design, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. 