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Sweet Work with Fractions

This lesson activity from NCTM's Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School presents a fraction activity in which comparing fractions is explored through the use of sharing chocolate bars. In the lesson students present their reasoning, keep a table, and discover patterns. The PDF lesson/article contains many variations for challenge and extension.
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Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Natalya Vinogradova - Author, Larry Blaine - Author
Math TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Number Sense, Fractions, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Reference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Natalya Vinogradova - Author, Larry Blaine - Author
    • Publication Date2013-04
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2013, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
      http://www.nctm.org/about/content.aspx?id=8854
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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