A problem solving adventure story where a wrong answer leads to a tragic end.
Students work together to read and solve the problems one at a time. When they think they have the answer to a problem, they look around the room for an envelope with their answer and the next story part. If their answer is correct, they get the next part of the story. If their answer is incorrect, the story comes to a tragic end, giving the students the opportunity to correct their mistake.
A story in 4 parts (4 problems), an epilogue, common wrong answers, and story parts that lead to a tragic end for the wrong answers.
Use in small groups and with the whole class.
This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, story parts, and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5...
Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number s...
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
Apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions.
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