Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Adding Fractions by Thinking about Decimals - Section 3: Student Practice


One of the best ways to provide students with diverse entry points is to give students choices! Today, I was at first hesitant to provide students with so many models as I didn't want the lesson to be confusing. As it turns out, the multiple models allowed for diverse entry points. Students gravitated toward the models that they were most comfortable with first and then tried other models as they felt ready. Here, one student explains her favorite model: Providing Student Choice

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Adding Fractions by Thinking about Decimals

Unit 9: Decimals
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: SWBAT add fractions with denominators 10 and 100.

Big Idea: Students will add fractions by thinking about decimals and using a variety of tools: equivalent fractions, a number line model, a money model, and an area model.

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Math, Fractions, Decimals, equivalent fractions, adding fractions, area model, money model, number line model, decimal notation, decimal conversions
  100 minutes
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