- We will represent and solve addition and subtraction of fractions with unequal denominators.
- I will use models with addition and subtraction of fractions with unequal denominators.
Today was a little different, I know that I will not be at school on Thursday (jury duty) and Friday is an early release, so I do not have time to get in a full set of rotations this week. I took this opportunity to reinforce the Butterfly Model with students who did not do well on the activity on Friday's Fast. I also wanted by Number Sense group(s) to have an opportunity to practice on a Number Sense test. So, while I am working with one group, and the second group is busy online, I had my remaining students work in groups to practice some problem solving. Today's activity came from:
I had decided to have students work in teams so that they could discuss their thinking. Since I was not involved with my small group the entire time, I was able to walk through these groups to monitor their discussions. I was pleased with the thinking I heard. I'm thinking that tomorrow we will use these same questions in a Kahoot that will be a team competition.
I did have students work on a Fifth Grade Builder to keep reinforcing new concepts and as a form of spiral review.