This 5-day project-based math resource applies math concepts in a real-world scenario to teach students about **dividing with unit fractions.** In this** 5-day unit**, students will use their knowledge of dividing with unit fractions to paint a mural. This math project is engaging and authentic. Plus, it’s available as both a digital and print resource.

This project-based math resource is **aligned with the following 5th Grade Math Common Core State Standards:**

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.7

Apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions.1

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.7.A

Interpret division of a unit fraction by a non-zero whole number, and compute such quotients. *For example, create a story context for (1/3) √∑ 4, and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient. Use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (1/3) √∑ 4 = 1/12 because (1/12) √ó 4 = 1/3*.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.7.B

Interpret division of a whole number by a unit fraction, and compute such quotients. *For example, create a story context for 4 √∑ (1/5), and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient. Use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that 4 √∑ (1/5) = 20 because 20 √ó (1/5) = 4*.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.7.C

Solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. *For example, how much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 1/3-cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins?*

**This resource is available in both Printable & Digital Google Slides versions.**

**What’s included in this resource:**

**Background Knowledge:**Students will build background knowledge around murals and brainstorm ideas for their mural design.**Important Vocabulary:**Students will review vocabulary related to fractions and division.**Division Models:**Students will review visual models of dividing fractions.**Divide by Unit Fractions:**Using the included instructional pages, students will learn how to divide a whole number by a unit fraction using a visual model.**Choose Mural Locations:**Students will choose an appropriate community location for the mural.**Mural Sections:**Using the strategies for dividing by fractions, students will divide their mural into vertical sections.**Mural Draft:**Students will create a mural draft using the vertical divisions.**Divide by Whole Numbers:**Using the included instructional pages, students will learn how to divide a unit fraction by a whole number using a visual model.**Add Color:**Students will add color to their mural design.**Paint Cups:**Using the strategies for dividing fractions, students will divide their paint into an appropriate number of paint cups based on the mural design.**Specialty Color:**Students will choose a speciality paint color to use on their mural design and mix paint accordingly.**Finalize Mural Title:**Students will create a title for their mural using the specialty paint color.**Purchase Sealant:**Students will choose a sealant to cover their mural design, using division to ensure it will cover the entire mural.**Finalize Mural Design:**Students will create finalized version of their mural design.**Wrap Up:**Students will write complete a wrap up activity to review their mural plan.

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