Lesson Plan

Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition

Students will practice mental math and harness their discussion skills through addition problems of like mixed numbers. This lesson may be used on its own or as support for the lesson Adding Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Adding Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Adding Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to solve addition problems with mixed numbers that have like denominators using the decomposition strategy.

Language

Students will be able to discuss and write out the strategy they used to add mixed numbers using target vocabulary with peer interaction as support.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Tell students that today they will practice expressing their math thinking when it comes to adding mixed numbers with like denominators.
  • Review the definitions of "mixed number" and "denominator" using students' home language (L1) and English (L2).
  • Remind students that it is important for mathematicians like themselves to use key vocabulary to explain their reasoning and strategy for solving a problem. By communicating their ideas and strategies clearly, not only will their math skills improve, but their language skills will get better too.