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Fractions on a Line Plot

This task provides an opportunity for learners to practice adding unit fractions whose denominators is a factor of the others. Two random cards are chosen, added using equivalent fractions and their sums recorded on a line plot. At the completion of the task students reflect on the results. and make predictions about how the activity could be altered to get different results.
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Contributed by: Illustrative Mathematics, Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Probability, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations, Data and Statistics
Grade Level4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Game

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorIllustrative Mathematics, Publisher
    • Publication Date2013
    • RightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
      http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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