# Fractions: Error Analysis (Critical Thinking Task Cards for 4th-5th)

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Error Analysis is an instructional strategy that helps students to deepen their understanding of concepts and skills. Presented with a math equation that is incorrect, students must evaluate the problem to identify the error and generate an accurate solution.

This practice helps students to:
• better understand the reasoning behind math concepts and skills
• become more effective problem solvers
• identify patterns in math
• construct arguments and critique the reasoning of others (CCSS Elementary Math Practice Standard #3)
• reflect on their work and learn from mistakes

Error analysis is also fun and engaging! Students love to seek out errors and explain why they were made and how to correct them.

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This resource includes:
- Tier A (24 cards): a variety of challenging, on-grade level tasks to deepen students' understanding of fractions
- Tier B (24 cards): a series of sophisticated tasks to enrich and extend the same common core concepts and skills
• Problem Solving Mat
• Tangram template

The task cards come in two tiers to provide different levels of challenge. Both require higher order thinking, but tier B incorporates additional depth and complexity for your academic high flyers. The letter A or B is written in the bottom left corner of each card to help you identify the tier. Cards are also color-coded to facilitate classroom differentiation.

The problem solving mat is a tool designed to be used with each task card activity. The work mat asks students to use a combination of words, numbers, and pictures to clarify their conceptual understanding, articulate their reasoning, and propose alternate solutions. This exercise not only promotes higher order thinking, but integrates reading, writing, and math in a meaningful way.

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Error Analysis Task Cards are great for:
• Guided math groups
• Whole Group Introduction
• Math Centers and Stations
• Morning Work/Bell Ringers
• Formative Assessment
• Test Prep and Review
• Daily 3
• BUILD
• Anchor Activities
• Enrichment

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If you and your students enjoy these activities, you may also like the following differentiated enrichment activities:

Find the Shapes! Project Based Learning Activity.
Brain Food! No Prep Printables for Critical and Creative Thinking.
Fraction Pattern Block Puzzles: Task Cards and No-Prep Printable Activities.
THINK! Math Enrichment Activities for Active Engagement and Critical Thinking.

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