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Benchmark Fraction Brownie Mix
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Students will be introduced to addition, multiplication, and division of the benchmark fractions 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 with a fun, hands-on experience. Students will layer the dry ingredients for a brownie recipe into a canning jar while having a rich discussion that aides visualizing operations with fractions. This shared experience can be referred to during future instruction.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Author:
Connie Rivera
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Comparing Fractions With Unlike Denominators
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This lesson focuses on comparing and ordering fractions in ways that encourage deeper understanding of’ ‘number sense’ by supporting learners to consider different techniques to order and compare fractions with different numerators and denominators. The three techniques covered in this lesson are those used to compare fractions with like numerators or denominators, unlike numerators or denominators and by comparing to a 1/2 benchmark. Emphasis are placed on the two latter techniques. Activities and practice exercises involve real-world problems including sales discounts, cooking measurements and school score reports.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Rasheedat Yahaya
Date Added:
12/13/2016