Thanksgiving Equivalent Fractions Adding and Subtracting Fractions PBL

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Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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116 pages
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Talk about a great PBL resource!!! This is as real world as it gets! Students were highly engaged, & I didn’t have to lead their conversations!
This was great! It was awesome to see their brains working while trying to figure out how to fill their plate.
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If you are teaching equivalent fractions, adding fractions with like denominators, or adding fractions with unlike denominators, then I have the pbl fractions activity for you! This engaging fraction feast resource will definitely be a hit!

In this resource, there are several activities to choose from. Pick a few, or do them all. These are the Activities:

  • Students create their own "feast" plate and/or "dessert" plate by partitioning foods
  • Students create their own "feast" plate and/or "dessert" plate by cutting & pasting fractional foods
  • Students are given orders to create on "feast" and/or "dessert" plate
  • Students can price orders
  • Critical thinking questions & enrichment tasks

This resource packet is differentiated so that you can meet your students' needs.

These Concepts are Covered:

  • Partitioning fractions
  • Adding fractions with like denominators
  • Adding fractions with unlike denominators
  • Identifying fractions
  • Generating fractions
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Adding decimals (money)
  • Composing/Decomposing fractions
  • Fractions from the same whole
  • Mixed and improper fractions

Benefits of this Resource:

  • Student-centered
  • Hands-on fractions
  • Real-life application
  • Differentiated
  • Several fraction skills in one
  • Provides choice for teachers & students
  • More than one day's activities
  • Encourages critical thinking
  • Creates math rich environment
  • Organized and detailed
  • Engaging

Other Related Resources You May Enjoy:

Pattern Block Fractions

Identifying Fractions Math Quest

Equivalent Fractions Mixed-Up Puzzles


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Total Pages
116 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
Understand a fraction 1/𝘣 as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into 𝘣 equal parts; understand a fraction 𝘢/𝑏 as the quantity formed by 𝘢 parts of size 1/𝘣.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, (e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.


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