## Reflection: Advanced Students Adding Unlike Fractions - Section 5: Work It Out

Once you have begun this lesson it will rapidly become apparent if you need to break this lesson into more days. I realized during this lesson that I had a significant divide in understanding. I made the decision that I needed to spend another day exploring this idea for many students.

One way I like to support difficult work is to have those students who are 'getting it' become class experts and work with small groups. Sometimes students can explain in a way that is better understood than the teacher. I find this to be true with struggling learners.

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Unit 2: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Lesson 2 of 7

## Big Idea: Recognizing that in order to add fractions we need to have the same denominator. The denominator represents the WHOLE and the numerator represents the BITS/PIECES.

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### James Ewing

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