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  • Mrs. Boyd told her students that they could earn bonus points for every correct way that they showed how to decompose 7/5. You are now one of Mrs. Boyd’s students. Earn the bonus points by showing three different ways to decompose 7/5, and show your solutions using symbols.

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    4.3 Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to represent and generate fractions to solve problems.

    (B) decompose a fraction in more than one way into a sum of fractions with the same denominator using concrete and pictorial models and recording results with symbolic representations


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