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## Tuesday, September 20, 2016

### Using Models to Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators: Day A

Lesson Frame

• We will represent and solve addition and subtraction of fractions with unequal denominators.
• I will use fraction strips to model addition and subtraction of fractions with unequal denominators.

Rotations: Day A

Group 1 & 4
This group worked with me to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. While we did use the fraction strip table that we placed in our journals yesterday, I wanted to go ahead and begin working on how we find equivalent fractions. After all, the table will not be available when they take their STAAR test this spring.

Group 2
I had this group watch a video I made using the app Screencastify. In the video, I demonstrated how we used the fraction strips to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. After watching the video, I had them go to Khan Academy to work on the concept online.

Group 3
This group took a UIL Number Sense test. I gave them the instructions online through Google Classroom. I also gave them a 10 minute timer to use. I asked that they circle any that they had to use paper to work. I also asked that they place a "C" on any that they had to use one of the notecards for. Finally, they graded their own paper. They seemed to like this process.

Exit Ticket
I found today's exit ticket from Teachers Pay Teachers from one of my favorite sellers, Jennifer Findley. Her resource "Math Journal Prompts and Essential Questions," is outstanding!

Fifth Grade Builders #7
Once students completed the exit ticket, they could work on today's assignment.