Reflection: Checks for Understanding Applying Strategies to Word Problems and Fractions - Section 3: Decomposition and Drawings to Solve those Word Problems


I was really worried last week! Even my above grade level achievers were struggling with having toexplain and understand decomposing fractions. I mixed teaching word problems in with decomposition to strengthen these skills and get this part of the standard mastered and guess what? It's Happening!

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Applying Strategies to Word Problems and Fractions

Unit 7: Fractions 2: Addition and Subtraction Concepts/ Mini unit
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: SWBAT solve addition and subtraction word problems using like denominators.

Big Idea: Students apply strategies they have used for whole number word problems, but use fractions this time. They also discover that they can use fractional models to help them solve problems.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Fractions, Word Problems and Fractions, Strategies for fraction word problems
  45 minutes
solving fraction word
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