Day 64–Add ‘Em Up

image26th graders played this adding fractions game during workshop today.  The goal of the game is to be the first with all 8 sums on the score card.

Their strategies revealed some interesting data.  Some students sought out the “easy” pairs with their chips (like in the pic).  Some were finding equivalent fractions and adding mentally.  Others were testing out every pair of addends they landed on to see if they would give one of the sums listed–even adding pairs like 11/12 + 5/6.

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