Filling the Glass (Water, Air, and Fractions) (SMILE)
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William R. Colson, Morgan Park High School  
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. (35) 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Manipulatives, Lesson Plans and Activities 
Math Topics:  Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Measurement 
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