Decompose non-unit fractions less than or equal to 2 as a sum of unit fractions, as a sum of non-unit fractions, and as a whole number times a unit fraction.
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During Lesson 1, Francisco and Harry were playing with their fraction strips.
They decomposed the whole as follows:
What fraction of the whole is each piece? What fraction is represented in the entire model?
Then, Francisco and Harry were given a different shape. They decomposed it as follows:
What fraction of the whole is each piece? What fraction is represented in the entire model? Explain your thinking.
Decompose the following fractions (a) as a sum of unit fractions, (b) as a multiple of a unit fraction, and (c) in at least one other way.
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