Running to School

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The object of this activity is to compute how far Rosa ran to school. Given in the exercise is the fractional number of miles between home and school and the fractional distance Rosa ran. The commentary shows several ways to have your number crunchers look at the problem: with a tape diagram, with a number line, or by creating an equation. If this is the first time your class has seen problems like this, start by having them drawing a diagram and then applying the equations.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Shows how to subdivide a quantity in order to find the fraction of that quantity
  • Demonstrates multiple solutions to one problem
Cons

  • None
Common Core