Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sharing 7 Brownies with 4 Friends (Fractions)

Today, students were posed with the task of how to (fairly) shares 7 brownies with 4 people. With little more than those directions, students were set off to explore how to solve. Students came up with a variety of solutions. Collin's solution in particular introduced the concept of a fraction greater than one, also known as an improper fraction. Collin accurately stated that each person would get 7/4 of a brownie. 
What other fractions that are greater than one do you know? (Leave us a comment!) 

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