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.
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The focus of this task is on understanding that fractions, in an ...
The focus of this task is on understanding that fractions, in an explicit context, are fractions of a specific whole. In this problem there are three different wholes: the medium pizza, the large pizza, and the two pizzas taken together.
This task is a straightforward task related to adding fractions with the ...
This task is a straightforward task related to adding fractions with the same denominator. The main purpose is to emphasize that there are many ways to decompose a fraction as a sum of fractions, similar to decompositions of whole numbers that students should have seen in earlier grades.