Construct Viable Arguments About Adding Fractions

This Construct Viable Arguments About Adding Fractions assessment also includes:

Test mathematicians' knowledge of adding fractions with a brief assessment that challenges them to play teacher while correcting a peer's work. Scholars examine Carl's mathematical response, identify where he went wrong, then solve the problem correctly while showing their work using words, numbers, and pictures.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the first part as guided practice, and assign the second part for independent practice either in class or at home 
  • If needed, highlight problem areas to provide learners some direction while working by themselves 
  • After instruction, assign the entire test document to gauge proficiency 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies—six pages for the entire test booklet, two papes for tasks only 
  • Class members should be familiar with adding fractions 
Pros

  • Comes with a kid-friendly rubric 
  • The teacher guide is detailed and easy to follow 
Cons

  • None
Common Core