# Clip 11/29: Standard 1: Making Sense and Perseverance Using Fractions Part 1A

## Overview

*Mathematically proficient students… make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution.*

On the first day of the learning segment, Michelle Makinson engages her learners in a math talk focused on unit fractions, combining into wholes, “parts of,” and the idea of equivalence, using manipulatives to create and explain a visual representation of a contextualized representation / word problem. Her students then share with their partners, explaining their approach. This clip also relates to standard 3 (construct viable arguments & critique the reasoning of others), standard 5 (use appropriate tools strategically) and standard 6 (attend to precision).