Solve word problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions.
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Let students work on each problem in the Problem Set independently and circulate to see whether students are solving correctly. If not, come back together to discuss how/what to draw on a tape diagram, then allow them to try again on their own.
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Act 1: Watch the slideshow of images listed under Act 1 in Cans of Paint.
How much paint is in the display?
Cans of Paint is made available on The Mind of an April Fool under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license. Accessed July 18, 2018, 4:39 p.m..
Modified by The Match Foundation, Inc.Act 2: Use the following information to solve.
Cans of Paint is made available on The Mind of an April Fool under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license. Accessed July 18, 2018, 4:39 p.m..
Modified by The Match Foundation, Inc.Act 3: Reveal the answer.
There are $$109\frac{5}{8}$$ quarts of paint.
Cans of Paint is made available on The Mind of an April Fool under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license. Accessed July 18, 2018, 4:39 p.m..
Modified by The Match Foundation, Inc.Act 4 (the sequel): If a quart of paint costs $8, how much does each color of paint in the display cost? What about all of them together?
Cans of Paint is made available on The Mind of an April Fool under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license. Accessed July 18, 2018, 4:39 p.m..
Modified by The Match Foundation, Inc.?
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The table below shows the sizes and weights of containers of potato salad sold at a store.
Potato Salad
Size | Weight (pounds) |
Small | $${{2\over8}}$$ |
Medium | $${{3\over8}}$$ |
Large | $${{6\over8}}$$ |
Extra-large | $${1{1\over8}}$$ |
Kim purchased 6 small containers of potato salad and Seth purchased 2 extra-large containers of potato salad. What is the diference in the weights, in pounds, of Kim's and Seth's purchases?
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. New York State Testing Program Grade 4 Common Core Mathematics Test Released Questions June 2017. Internet. Available from https://www.engageny.org/resource/released-2017-3-8-ela-and-mathematics-state-test-questions/file/150261; accessed March 7, 2018, 1:59 p.m..
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