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Row 1

ROLE (student)
A host for an
educational television
show

AUDIENCE

FORMAT

TOPIC

4th to 6th grade


students

An informative
television show

You are a host for a


TV show
explaining how to
add fractions with
unlike
denominators
You are an unlikely
denominator on a
journey to become
a common
denominator, using
subtraction in the
process
You are convincing
a math company
why they should
hire you as their
specialist in
adding/sub mixed
numbers

Row 2

An unlikely
denominator

Your classmates

An informational
story

Row 3

Jobseeker

Employer/ Math
Company

Educational/
Persuasive
Presentation

Math: Adding/Subtracting Fractions

Raft Card 1:

Row 1

ROLE (student)
A host for an
educational television
show

Objective:

AUDIENCE
4 to 6th grade
students
th

FORMAT
An informative
television show

TOPIC
How to add
fractions with unlike
denominators

You will explain how to add fractions that have unlike denominators.
(CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.A.1)
Student Role:
A host for an educational television show
Audience:
4th to 6th grade students
Format:
An informative television show
Topic:
How to add fractions with unlike denominators

Directions:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Visit Help with Fractions to learn more about adding fractions.


Formulate a script explaining how to add fractions
Study and prepare to read your script
Record your script along with an animated video at www.powtoon.com

Resources:
Websites to visit:
Adding fractions with unlike denominators:

http://cuip.uchicago.edu/~jwoods/wit/faddex2.htm
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/cc-5th-fractions-topic/cc-5thadd-sub-fractions/v/adding-fractions-with-unlike-denominators

http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-5/add-fractions-with-unlike-denominators

Assessment:
-Create a 3-5 minute powtoon animation to explain how to add fractions with unlike
denominators.
-You will receive up to 50 points for your powtoon, and up to 50 points for your script

Raft Card 2:

Row 2

ROLE (student)
An unlikely
denominator

AUDIENCE
Your classmates

FORMAT
An informative story

Objective:
You will be able to subtract fractions with unlikely denominators
(CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.A.1)
Student Role:
An unlikely denominator
Audience:
Your classmates
Format:

TOPIC
You are an unlikely
denominator on a
journey to become a
common
denominator, using
subtraction in the
process

An informative story
Topic:
You are an unlikely denominator on a journey to become a common denominator, using
subtraction in the process

Directions:
1. Visit Subtracting Fractions with Unlikely Denominators for guidance on how to
subtract fractions
2. Imagine you are an unlikely denominator and need to convert into a common
denominator
3. Create a brainstorming diagram to include all of the ideas for your story
4. Type your story (in a word document) explaining how you will turn yourself into
a common denominator
5. Share your story with your classmates
Resources:
Websites to visit:
Subtracting Fractions with unlikely denominators
http://www.helpwithfractions.com/subtracting-fractions/subtracting-fractions

different-denominators/
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/fractions/fractions-12-adding-subtracting-

different-denominators-01.html
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/cc-5th-fractions-topic/cc-

5th-add-sub-fractions/v/subtracting-fractions-with-unlike-denominators
http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_subtraction.html

Assessment:
-Type a 1-page story describing your journey converting from an unlikely denominator to a
common denominator. Be sure to include a subtraction problem for your conversion story.
-Your story and ability to explain the subtraction process are worth up to 50 points each.

Raft Card 3:

Row 3

ROLE (student)
Jobseeker

AUDIENCE
Employer/ Math
Company

FORMAT
Educational/
Persuasive
presentation

TOPIC
You are convincing
a math company
why they should
hire you as their
specialist in
adding/sub mixed
numbers

Objective:
You will be able to add/ subtract mixed numbers (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.A.1)
Student Role:
Jobseeker
Audience:
Employer/ Math Company
Format:
Educational/ Persuasive presentation
Topic:

You are convincing a math company why they should hire you as their specialist in adding/sub
mixed numbers

Directions:
1. Visit Adding/ Subtracting Mixed Numbers for additional help.
2. Create an 8-10 slide media presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, SlideRocket,
etc.) convincing this math company you know how to add/sub mixed
numbers
3. Include detailed problems and content demonstrating the addition and
subtraction of mixed numbers
4. Include creative graphics and animations

Resources:
Websites to Visit:
Adding/Subtracting Mixed Numbers

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/cc-5th-fractions-topic/cc-5th-

addsub-frac-word-problems/v/adding-subtracting-mixed-numbers-1-ex-1
http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fractions-mixed-addition.html
http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-6/add-and-subtract-mixed-numbers
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/fractions/fractions-13-adding-subtracting-whole-mixed-

numbers-01.html
http://www.themathpage.com/arith/add-fractions-subtract-fractions-1.htm

Assessment:

-Create an 8-10 slideshow presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, SlideRocket, etc.) convincing a math
company that you know how to add and subtract mixed numbers.
-You will receive up to 25 points for each area: slideshow, graphics/animations, accuracy of
content, & valid persuasive argument.