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.
Part A
They decomposed the whole as follows:
What fraction of the whole is each piece? What fraction is represented in the entire model?
Part B
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.
$${{5\over3}}$$
$${1{3\over8}}$$
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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.
1. $${{7\over6}}$$
2. $${1{3\over4}}$$
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