## Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Why Fractions - Section 1: Opener

Don’t get me wrong, I love every aspect of Youtube.  You can pretty much find anything while doing a search for a topic.  There’s even those times that you end up clicking on the videos on the side because they look interesting too, even though they have nothing to do with what you are looking for.  When creating this lesson I really wanted students to see a lot of examples of fractions in their everyday life.   I searched and I searched.  Nothing really stood out to me as a good example of what I wanted.  So, I created my own little video.  Making a video might sound like a lot of work, but trust me, it’s not.  It took me about 30 minutes to create the video and that includes the time it took to publish.  I used all free software; windows movie maker and Youtube.  Nothing fancy.  If I can do it, you can do it.  But hopefully as an introduction to fractions this video contains what you were looking for!

# Why Fractions

Unit 4: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Lesson 1 of 17

## Big Idea: I guess she’s not crazy after all!

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### Erin Doughty

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