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Use multiple strategies to compare and add fractions

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  • According to the teacher, what is the value of encouraging students to consider multiple approaches for problem solving?
  • What strategies does the teacher use to engage students in the lessons?
  • How does the teacher structure her lessons to give extra support to students that need it?

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Supporting Materials

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  • Instructional Plan.PDF

  • Fraction Strips: Student Work.PDF

  • Circle Graphs: Student Work.PDF

  • Handout: Circle Graph Folding Instructions.PDF

  • Handout: Fraction Strips Template.PDF

  • Teacher Commentary.PDF

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Teaching Practice One Problem, Many Approaches

Grade 6 / Math / Fractions

One Problem, Many Approaches