## Reflection: Recalling Prior Knowledge of Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Section 5: Work It Out

While teaching this lesson you might realize, as I did, that my students need a lot more work on equivalent fractions. This became a two day lesson.

I also like to challenge those higher learning students to test their ideas (very Common Core). Take this lesson slow and check often for understanding, their whole fraction lives depend on this work! Don't get discouraged and know that fractions are a really hard concept for 5th graders.

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# Recalling Prior Knowledge of Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Unit 2: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators
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## Big Idea: The denominator represents the WHOLE and the numerator represents the BITS/PIECES so in order to add fractions we need to have the same denominator.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Operations , equivalent, Fractions, equivalent fractions, Fraction, Operations
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### James Ewing

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