Add and subtract fractions with like denominators
Ribbon Task
Description Students will determine how many decorations they can make with a given length of ribbon. Within the context of creating ribbon decorations, they will appropriately partition 3 metres of ribbon into lengths of
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Mathematics This task will move the students towards the use of a number line to conceptualize the pieces of ribbon. They will need to partition the ribbon into appropriate sections in order to calculate the total number of decorations that can be made. 

Curriculum Connections Students will:


Instructional sequence


Highlights of student thinking Students may:

Key questions


Materials

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Developing Fraction Number Sense
Purposeful Representations
Developing Proficiency with Partitioning, Iterating and Disembedding
Building Understanding of Unit Fractions
Building to Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Foundations to Learning and Teaching Fractions: Addition and Subtraction (Literature Review)