# ALEX Resources

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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Gallon Man Meets Fraction Friend: An Introductory Lesson on Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Description:

This hands-on, minds-on activity helps students use what they already know about customary measurement (CCRS 2010 #18 [5.MD.1]: Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system.) to help them add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators.

ALEX Learning Activities
Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Exploring Improper Fractions With Pattern Blocks
Description:

This activity is an exploration of mixed numbers, improper fractions, multiplying fractions by a whole number, and adding fractions with unlike denominators. The students will create a digital design using virtual pattern blocks. Counting the hexagon as one whole, the students will multiply the fractional pieces of their design and then use a blank pattern block template to add fractions with unlike denominators and find the total value for the picture.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (3 - 5)
Title: Interactive Fraction Comparisons
Description:

This interactive game allows students to practice finding equivalent fractions, and adding fractions

ALEX Learning Activities: 2

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Tune-up: Simplifying Fractions | Skills on Demand
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/simplifying-fractions-interactive-lesson/skills-on-demand/
Description:

In this short practice, students review how to simplify fractions, or reduce fractions to their lowest terms, and practice with an interactive game.

Subject: Mathematics (5 - 6)
Title: Add & Subtract With Unlike Denominators StudyJam
Description:

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the strategies taught in the activity can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

Subject: Mathematics (5)
Title: Cupcake Mix Meets Fractions
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/vtl07.math.number.fra.cupcakemix/cupcake-mix-meets-fractions-cyberchase/
Description:

In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca helps a friend get ready for a school bake sale. They are making cupcakes but when they realize that the recipe only makes a dozen cupcakes, decide it is not enough. They want to make double that amount, so they decide to double the recipe, which includes doubling a fraction that results in an improper fraction.

ALEX Classroom Resources: 3