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Ways to Measure 1 1/2 Cups

In this 6-minute video Keith Phelps shows a lesson in which he has his fourth grade students decompose fractions to show one and a half in multiple ways. Students are given a variety of fraction tiles to complete this activity and are asked to build it, draw it, and write a number sentence for their solution. In addition to the video a transcript is provided.
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Contributed by: Elementary Mathematics Specialists & Teacher Leaders Project - Publisher, U.S. Department of Education - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorElementary Mathematics Specialists & Teacher Leaders Project - Publisher, U.S. Department of Education - Publisher
    • Publication Date2011-01
    • Rights(c) Elementary Mathematics Specialists & Teacher Leaders (ems&tl) Project 2009-2013https://sites.google.com/site/emstlonline/
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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