Unit 5, Lesson 1# Decompose fractions as a sum of unit fractions using tape diagrams

EngageNY 60 min(s)

In this lesson, students create thirds and sixths by folding a strip of paper and record the decompositions. Students then use two strips of paper to create 7/4ths and write a number sentence. After, students apply their understanding of creating fractions with paper strips to tape diagrams and write decompositions and number sentences that the tape diagrams represent. Finally, students generate their own tape diagrams to represent given decompositions and number sentences.