Add and subtract fractions with like denominators using models and symbols
Creating Sums Close to One
Description Students will explore sums of fractions to determine two fractions with unlike denominators that, when added, will be close to but not equal to one. This task encourages the student to develop the sense of fractions as quantities (fundamental to fractions understanding) and also to justify their thinking by representing their mathematics in a variety of ways. 

Mathematics This task will allow students to selfselect fractions with unlike denominators to add together and demonstrate their understanding of fractional quantities through representation. In order for students to conceptually understand operations with fractions, they need frequent and varied opportunities to represent, compare and order fractions, and to explore equivalencies. 

Curriculum Connections Students will:


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Highlights of student thinking Students may:

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Materials 
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