## Reflection: Pacing Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators - Section 2: Skill Building/Exploration

Because this lesson requires multiple calculations, I knew that it would be difficult for quite a few of the students.  That is okay.  This is just the first day of finding least common denominators.  I told my students in a few days, it will seem so easy.  I have found this to be true each year with students.  Some of the students are confusing how to find a common denominator with simplifying fractions.  We will continue to work on the skill until the students get a crystal clear picture of the concept.

Finding a Common Denominator
Pacing: Finding a Common Denominator

# Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Unit 1: Fractions
Lesson 12 of 22

## Big Idea: You can add fractions with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator or by using fraction strips.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Fractions, adding fractions, fraction strips
50 minutes

### Rose Monroe

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