# ALEX Learning Activity Resources

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Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Decomposing Fractions Part I: Engage
Description:

This learning activity introduces the concept of decomposing a whole into fractional parts. Using the book Whole-y Cow Fractions Are Fun by Taryn Souders, students will have fun exploring different fraction-based situations with a friendly little cow who helps guide readers through the story. Prompted by a poem and visual clue, students are encouraged to solve fraction-based problems on each page.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Decomposing Fractions Part II: Cuisenaire Rods
Description:

In this learning activity, students will use Cuisenaire rods to decompose fractions. Students will explore fractional decompositions using these concrete materials. Students will show how a whole can be broken into parts and use an equation to represent the decomposed fraction.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

Subject: Mathematics (4)
Title: Decomposing Fractions Part III
Description:

This activity gives students an opportunity to explain how to decompose a fraction as a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way using equations. This activity should be used at the end of a lesson or unit on fractional decomposition.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

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