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Relay Races: | In this lesson, students solve word problems related to races to determine addends of fractions with like denominators that sum to a fraction that is less than or equal to one and has the same denominator as the addends. The focus is on addition, decomposing a fraction into a sum of fractions in more than one way, drawing linear models, and writing equations to represent the problems. |

Birthday Balloon Planner: | Students will develop a model for choosing a balloon party planner and rank them from best to worst.
The students will be able to use prior knowledge of addition of multi-digit whole numbers, multiplication and division facts and concepts, math calculations with money and time, understanding fractions, and problem solving skills to solve a non-routine MEA (Model Eliciting Activity) that requires real-world application of mathematical skills. Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom. |

Modeling Multiple Groups of Fractions: | In this inquiry lesson students will use a situational story to explore ways to find the total quantity of a fraction multiplied by a whole number using various models. |

Multiple Bake Sale Cookie Recipes with fractional ingredients: | In this lesson students will explore ways to find the product of mixed numbers multiplied by a whole number using a real-world situation. |

"What's the part? What's the whole?": | This lesson provides a conceptual approach to multiplying a fraction times a whole number and a whole number times a fraction. Students are to use an understanding of the meaning of the denominator and numerator to figure out a strategy for finding the solution. |

Learning to Love Like Denominators: | Students engage in problem solving to explore the addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators. Students make sense of the structure of addition and subtraction equations with like denominators and make generalizations to move from using manipulatives, pictures and number lines to simply adding or subtracting the numerator. |

Adding and Subtracting in the Real World with Unit Fractions: | Students will use unit fractions, and counting on or back by unit fractions, to solve addition and subtraction real world problems. |

Looking for Patterns in a Sequence of Fractions: | Students generate and describe a numerical pattern using the multiplication and subtraction of fractions. |

Decomposing Fractions: | Using circle fraction manipulative, students will decompose fractions to discover adding fractions with like denominators. |

Exploring Fraction Multiplication: | Students will link multiplication of a whole number times a fraction with repeated addition and fraction circle manipulative. |

Marshmallow Math: | In this lesson, students are physically engaged in measuring distances of tossed marshmallows to the nearest 1/2 foot. Using their measurements, they will represent the data on a line plot and then solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of mixed numbers. This is a fun lesson that motivates students to become excited about the difficult world of fractions. |

Modeling Multiplication with Fractions: | Students will relate multiplication strategies with fractions through problem solving situations. This lesson connects prior understanding of multiplication and equal groups to multiplication of fractions. |

Multiple Bake Sale Cookie Recipes with fractional ingredients PART 1: | In this lesson students are guided through the process of multiplying a whole number and a fraction in a real-world situation. The lesson uses the number line to explain the process. |

Multiply Fractions and Whole Numbers with Models: | Students will multiply a whole number by a fraction through set models and problem solving. |