Students must be able to give the name of the fraction that results when equal parts of the fraction with the same denominator are combined or take a fraction and break it into equal parts of the fraction with the same denominator and explain how they know they are correct.
Cameron has been asked to compose a fraction by finding the sum of . What is the value of the new fraction? Explain your thinking.
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3.3 Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to represent and explain fractional units. The student is expected to:
(D) compose and decompose a fraction a/b with a numerator greater than zero and less than or equal to b as a sum of parts 1/b