Making 22 Seventeenths in Different Ways

This Making 22 Seventeenths in Different Ways assessment also includes:

There is more than one way to determine a sum. Scholars demonstrate their understanding of the decomposition of fractions similar to the decomposition of whole numbers. The short task requires pupils to determine which sums of fractions with common denominators equal a given fraction. After finding the different equivalent sums, individuals come up with a sum on their own.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask scholars to come up with different ways using two fractions, three fractions, and four fractions
  • Lead a discussion on different strategies to find the correct sums
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should have a basic understanding of adding fractions
Pros

  • Includes a key
  • Contains a description of another approach to the problem
Cons

  • None
Common Core