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Grade: all
Subject: Mathematics

#3933. Reducing Fractions: Trail Mix Recipe

Mathematics, level: all
Posted Mon Mar 5 17:34:37 PST 2007 by Meghan Webb (
Concepts Taught: Fractions

Reducing Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Trail Mix Recipe

Give the students some sample problems and show them how to reduce them or write them in simplest form.

Write down samples of regular fractions and fractions with mixed numbers.
What is the difference between these two types of fractions?
Show a representation of these types of fractions by drawing it:

Work the Problems From the Book (Pg. 520) (Guided Practice)

Homework Assignment: 5-14 All, 21, 22, 24

Optional: Trail Mix Measuring Activity

Adding and Subtracting Mixed Fractions
Trail Mix Recipe

Name: ____________________
Date: ____________________

Trail Mix Recipe:

1 1/3 Cups of Peanuts
Cups of Chocolate Chips
1 Cups of Raisins

1. What is the total sum of this recipe?

2. What do you get when you subtract the amount of raisins from the chocolate chips?

3. Which ingredient above requires you to add the most amount to this recipe? (Peanuts, Chocolate Chips, or Raisins)

Explain Your Answer in either a picture or writing: