Students will use an area model in the context of buying and selling land to reason about how to add and subtract fractions. This activity comes from Investigation 2.1 in Bits and Pieces II. A LearningCheck assessment follows.
Before the Activity
Review the attached PDF files.
During the Activity
Provide each student with a copy of Labsheet 2.1 Land Sections.
After the Activity
Review Parts A-E from Problem 2.1 p.18.
Discuss strategies for adding and subtracting fractions.
Use TI-Navigator to send the LearningCheck assessment.