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Mars Fraction Hunt

This lesson gives students practice in applying fraction concepts, interpreting positional words, and paying attention to details. In order to decode a message, students construct new words by using fractional parts of other words as specified in the clues. A correct analysis of the clues leads to a candy bar reward. The activity could be adapted to accommodate individual classes and situations.
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Contributed by: Paul T. Williams - Author, The Math Forum @ Drexel University - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionLanguage Arts
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorPaul T. Williams - Author, The Math Forum @ Drexel University - Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1994-2012 Drexel University
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    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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