Direct Instruction Lesson Plan Template
General Information
Lesson Title:
Multiplying Fractions by Fractions
Subject(s):
Math
Grade/Level/Setting:
5th Grade
Prerequisite Skills/Prior Knowledge:
Multiplication, division, greatest common factor
Standards and Objectives
State/National Academic Standard(s):
Standard - CC.2.1.5.C.2: Apply and extend previous understandings
of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to multiply two fractions using the standard algorithm.
Materials
Technology
Computer
Smartboard
Guided notes
Recording Sheet
Differentiated Task Cards
SAMR Level: Augmentation
The teacher will use the Smartboard during direct
instruction. The teacher will model completion of
problems on the board. The teacher will also use
the Smartboard to work through word problems.
Language Demands
Language Function(s):
Students will be able to explain how to multiply fractions and how to simplify them, as needed.
Vocabulary:
Numerator
Denominator
Reduce
Simplest form
Simplify

Equivalent Fraction
Discourse and/or Syntax:
Discourse:
Students will utilize peer number talks with their partners and table groups during the whole
group lesson. Students will also work in pairs on task cards, so discussions about the problems will
deepen students’ understanding.
Planned Language Supports:
After completing guided notes, the teacher will add
reduce
and
simplest form
on the word wall.
Numerator, denominator, simplify, and equivalent fraction are already on the board. Students can refer
to this as needed.
Instructional Strategies and Learning Tasks
Anticipatory Set:
Activity Description/Teacher
Student Actions
The teacher will open up the lesson with a
recipe on the smartboard. She projects the
following for her Mom’s famous Banana
Milkshake:
Mom’s Famous Banana Shake:
4 Servings
2 bananas
1/3 cup lemon juice
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ quart milk
1 cup vanilla ice cream
The teacher explains that she wants to be able
to make the shake for all 28 of her students,
but cannot figure out how to do that. She asks