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Filling the Glass (Water, Air, and Fractions) (SMILE)

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Author:William R. Colson, Morgan Park High School
Description: A lesson appropriate for elementary students who have a beginning knowledge of fractions and measuring. Students associate the physical act of measuring a fraction of a given amount of water with the arithmetic operations involved. Each group uses a different method of measuring, and compares/contrasts the associated equations with those produced by other groups, integrating science and mathematics. From the Arithmetic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement.

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Measurement

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