Reflection: Real World Applications Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators - Section 1: Whole Class Discussion


Providing the students the experience of working on a skill with real world situations is very important to me.  I know that my students are more apt to learn the skill if they know how it applies to their lives.  As a teacher, I am aware of this, therefore, I try to incorporate some type of real-world problem into my lessons each day.  I generally like to begin the lesson whole class before giving the students a chance to work independently or in groups.

Adding and subtracting fractions is a part of the students lives.  When I asked them to share how this applies to their lives, one student gave the example of adding or subtracting fractions of pizza.  Another student gave the example of adding or subtracting the fraction of a dollar.  Students share things among themselves quite often.  They can relate to this skill at home as well.  I will continue to motivate my students by using real-world situations in our classroom.


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Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

Unit 1: Fractions
Lesson 11 of 22

Objective: SWBAT add and subtract fractions with like denominators.

Big Idea: Fraction strips can be used to help add and subtract fractions with like denominators.

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Math, Fractions, Number Sense and Operations, fraction strips, adding/subtracting fractions with like denominators, visual models
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adding fractions with like denominators
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