Fraction Fundamentals

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Students at Bayview Avenue were tasked with determining fractional parts of a set of fictional cakes during Math Olympiads.

Following their study of the story, “Full House” by Dayle Ann Dodds, students used the area model for fractions as a standard for the math problems they were presented with, and then calculated the monetary value associated with each fraction. The lesson, known as “The Unusual Baker Fraction Investigation,” reinforced the mathematical concept that the whole matters when comparing fractions.