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5th Grade Math - Proportions & Ratios

Clip 14/24: Proportions Problem 3 - Part E


In this problem, Hillary Lewis-Wolfsen invites the students to consider several different strategies for answering a proportions and ratios task.

Teacher Commentary

If I’d kept the answer that was originally there (6 cups), I don’t believe we would have had as rich of a discussion about the work. I think the kids would have focused on the answer, and not the strategy. Sometimes editing the student work is just as critical as choosing which solutions to use in a lesson.

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