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This lesson activity from NCTM's Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School presents a fraction activity in which comparing fractions is explored through the use of sharing chocolate bars. In the lesson students present their reasoning, keep a table, and discover patterns. The PDF lesson/article contains many variations for challenge and extension.

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  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

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English

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