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What you will like about this lesson
Addresses standards 5.NF.A.1, 5.NF.A.2
Provides concrete examples for the need of like denominators for addition and subtraction of fractions
Allows students to understand adding fractions with unlike denominators without going straight to the least common denominator
Asks students to reason about how the size of units changes as they create equivalent fractions
Encourages students to look for and make use of structure as they analyze rectangular fraction models (MP.7)
In the Classroom:
Uses concrete and pictorial models, particularly the rectangular fraction model, to make the mathematics of the lesson explicit
Prompts students to share their developing thinking
Allows for whole group, partner, and individual work in one lesson
Gives formal and informal opportunities for teachers to check for understanding
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