## Reflection: Checks for Understanding Applying Strategies to Word Problems and Fractions - Section 3: Decomposition and Drawings to Solve those Word Problems

I was really worried last week! Even my above grade level achievers were struggling with having toexplain and understand decomposing fractions. I mixed teaching word problems in with decomposition to strengthen these skills and get this part of the standard mastered and guess what? It's Happening!

Checks for Understanding: It's Happening!

# Applying Strategies to Word Problems and Fractions

Unit 7: Fractions 2: Addition and Subtraction Concepts/ Mini unit
Lesson 3 of 8

## Big Idea: Students apply strategies they have used for whole number word problems, but use fractions this time. They also discover that they can use fractional models to help them solve problems.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Fractions, Word Problems and Fractions, Strategies for fraction word problems
45 minutes

### Mary Ellen Kanthack

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