## Reflection: Advanced Students Adding Mixed Numbers - Section 5: Work It Out

You may have noticed that a lot of the work that I give is on what seems to be the 'easy side.' When I assign work I need to make a decision what out come I am wanting to see. When we are learning a new concept (like adding Mixed Numbers) I am looking to see if they are understanding the concept. If you add a tough problem on top of this then you are assessing something all together different. If you want to challenge different groups then have several different problems that can be handed out.

I think it is really important that there are times that ALL students are working on the same problem as this gives students a feeling of equity.

I really thing students learn better when they learn a concept first and then add on the level of difficulty.

Great work is when students have a solid understanding. Good work is just being able to do the work without deeper meaning.

Good work vs. Great work
Advanced Students: Good work vs. Great work

Unit 2: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators
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## Big Idea: Changing Mixed Numbers into improper fractions makes it easy to add and subtract fractions.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Operations , Fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions, Fraction, Operations
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### James Ewing

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