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Using Recipes to Add Fractions and Convert Improper Fractions to Proper Fractions or Mixed Numbers

In this lesson plan, students use recipes to practice three ways of doubling fractions using representations, addition, and multiplication. To complete this lesson, students learn to convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers. Included is a three and a half minute video called "The Right Amount of Cupcake Mix" and student worksheet.
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Contributed by: PBS Learning Media - Publisher, WNET - Author
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Other Math Topic
Grade Level4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Lesson Plans, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorPBS Learning Media - Publisher, WNET - Author
    • Publication Date2006
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2012 PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation
      http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/terms-of-use/
    • AccessFree access with registration
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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