A teacher-facilitated activity that connects composing and decomposing fractions with addition and subtraction.
Students partition and shade models to shift from composing and decomposing fractions to adding and subtracting fractions.
8 problems include fractions with like denominators.
Use with the whole class or in tutoring/intervention.
This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, a detailed answer key, and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.
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