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# Row 1

ROLE (student)
A host for an
educational television
show

AUDIENCE

FORMAT

TOPIC

students

An informative
television show

## You are a host for a

TV show
explaining how to
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
numbers

Row 2

An unlikely
denominator

An informational
story

Row 3

Jobseeker

Employer/ Math
Company

Educational/
Persuasive
Presentation

Raft Card 1:

Row 1

ROLE (student)
A host for an
educational television
show

Objective:

AUDIENCE
students
th

FORMAT
An informative
television show

TOPIC
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:
Format:
An informative television show
Topic:
How to add fractions with unlike denominators

Directions:
1.
2.
3.
4.

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

Resources:
Websites to visit:

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

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:
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
Resources:
Websites to visit:
Subtracting Fractions with unlikely denominators
http://www.helpwithfractions.com/subtracting-fractions/subtracting-fractions

different-denominators/

different-denominators-01.html

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
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:
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: