This task is designed for fifth graders working on fraction fluency. Students must know the vocabulary term “sum” and be able to add fractions, as they are asked to find the sum of two fractions with different denominators. Students must be able to determine if the fraction is closer to a half or whole by rounding, as well. Finding common denominators, creating equivalent fractions, and adding fractions are all skills necessary to complete this task. The problem allows space to solve as well as lines to justify a critique of student work.
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