Plastic Building Blocks

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Let's build a castle! Dennis and Cody have big plans, but do they have enough blocks between the two of them to accomplish their goal? A great context that requires students to add and compare mixed numbers. Encourage the use of pictures or diagrams to support answers. An excellent problem to assign following a lesson on the addition of mixed numbers. 

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Pros

  • Problem includes a real-life situation that is relatable to students
  • Allows for multiple approaches to solving a single problem
  • Simple mixed numbers facilitate the development of fractional number sense
Cons

  • Worksheet only includes a single story problem