Solve two- and multi-step word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions.
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Let students work on each problem on 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. Encourage students to use a strategy of their choice to assess the reasonableness of their answer.
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Mr. Manetta drove to Philadelphia to visit a friend. He was supposed to take Exit 345 shown in the image above but missed it and had to get off at Exit 344 and turn back around. How far did Mr. Manetta drive from where this picture is taken?
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Each student in a class plays one of three sports: soccer, volleyball, or basketball.
What fraction of the number of students play basketball?
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. New York State Testing Program Grade 5 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/150271; accessed Dec. 5, 2017, 3:55 p.m..
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