T.I.P.S.

Students must be able to represent and solve addition and subtraction problems involving different denominators. Even though the denominators are different, they are a part of the same whole.
Example

Find the sum of 1 1/3+ 5/6+ 1/2 . Create a pictorial model for the problem, explain your thinking, and verify your answer using the Associative Property of Addition.
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5.3 Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to develop and use strategies and methods for positive rational number computations in order to solve problems with efficiency and accuracy. The student is expected to: