Lesson

Jimmy and the Pizza is a lesson that is designed to introduce argumentation to a class. This lesson introduces the key parts of an argument: claim, evidence, and warrant. The lesson does not incorporate mathematical reasoning, but is aimed at having students use real world experiences to think about what makes a good argument.

Microsoft Word version: IntroductionToArgumentation_Lesson_JimmyAndThe-Pizza

Gr 5_NF_Fractions_ProblemLesson_Critique_SharingCandyBarsPart2

Sharing Candy Bars Part 2 is an extension to Sharing Candy Bars, which is a fractions task designed for fifth graders with strong regards to mathematical standards. Students are asked if it is fair to divide a certain amount of candy bars amongst different amounts of people. Through pair and large group discussions, students critique each scenario, determine what fraction of candy bars each member receives, and identify the fairness.

Microsoft Word version: 5_NF_Fractions_ProblemLesson_Critique_SharingCandyBarsPart2

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