In many textbooks, students study a single operation with fractions at a time, with worksheets that provide the operation for both computational and word problems. It is crucial to frequently offer mixed word problems that require students to reason about which operation is needed. This task from the Illustrative Mathematics site, geared to fifth graders learning to add fractions, provides a good starting point.
Can we solve this by adding the two fractions?
04 Friday Jul 2014
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