## Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Problem Solving with Rational Numbers - Section 3: Summarize + Homework

Knowing the importance of writing in every discipline, I try to sneak it into my lessons without the kids knowing.  This activity was a perfect way to get the kids to write (just a little!).  The activity requires them to just explain their rationale for choosing a particular operation, which they get to supplement with a drawing.  Most of my students were able to complete their problem before class ended, and many wanted to share their work with the class.  See attached student work!

Writing Across the Disciplines: Activity Reflection

# Problem Solving with Rational Numbers

Unit 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
Lesson 21 of 23

## Big Idea: Fractions can be your friend! Problem solve with ease in this lesson!

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### Heather Stephan

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