Reflection: Lesson Planning Adding Fractions with Models - Section 1: Opener


One of the resources I have recently started using a lot is the second edition of Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics by John Van de Walle.  This book is amazing.  I have started putting a lot of his quick activities into my lessons as engagement pieces and they fit really nicely into my lessons.  But, besides being a wealth of engaging activities, Van de Walle also offers a lot of great explanations of concepts.  He makes you see things for the students perspective and makes sure you are aware of possible challenges and pitfalls of content.  Van de Walle has put a lot of thought in the how to teach things and the approach that is most successful to creating thinkers.  If you have an opportunity to purchase this book it is a great read and resource. 

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Adding Fractions with Models

Unit 4: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Lesson 9 of 17

Objective: The student will be able to add fractions using models.

Big Idea: Pizza, Pizza!

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Math, Fractions, mixed numbers
  60 minutes
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