Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Adding Mixed Numbers - Section 3: Closure


With my many years of teaching, I have learned that sometimes we have to go back and revisit skills that we thought had been already mastered.  That is okay.  The more the students are exposed to the skill, the better they get at it.  In today's lesson, some of the students needed a refresher on drawing models.  At the beginning of our fraction unit, I required the students to draw models in each lesson.  As the lessons went by, I moved away from drawing models.  Maybe, I moved away from the skill a little too soon.  It is evident in this lesson.

I changed my original plans for this lesson.  I originally planned to have the students just solve the problems by adding and using multiplication to help with the division - if they chose to use improper fractions.  However, I decided to have the students draw models because a lot of them were still not connecting the model to the problems.

  We will continue to work on models and connecting them with the math in our lessons.

  Adjustments to Practice: Reteaching
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Adding Mixed Numbers

Unit 1: Fractions
Lesson 17 of 22

Objective: SWBAT add mixed numbers with like denominators by changing them to improper fractions. They validate their answers with a visual model.

Big Idea: A mixed number can be solved by changing it to an improper fraction.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions, adding fractions
  50 minutes
adding mixed numbers
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