Reflection: Unit Planning Adding Fractions with Equations - Section 3: Closer


I really like how this unit has gone so far.  I feel confident that I have started with introducing concepts slowly and really focused on using models which is a staple to the Common Core.  The progression of using models and tasks that build upon each other really lends itself to deepening the conceptual understand in students’ minds.  I think if I were to have just taught the equation for adding fractions to start with and not focused on the models students would have a very surface level understanding of fractions.  But, by building or scaffolding the fraction concepts, I truly believe my students are ahead of the game. 

  Unit Planning: Scaffolding
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Adding Fractions with Equations

Unit 4: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Lesson 10 of 17

Objective: The student will be able to add fractions using equations.

Big Idea: Get to the lily pad, stat!

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