Task# Salad Dressing

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The purpose of this task is to have students add fractions with unlike denominators and divide a unit fraction by a whole number. This accessible real-life context provides students with an opportunity to apply their understanding of addition as joining two separate quantities. Additionally, the context presents a 'how many groups' division problem where a unit fraction should be divided into 6 equal groups. 1 3 1 6 The Standards for Mathematical Practice focus on the nature of the learning experiences by attending to the thinking processes and habits of mind that students need to develop in order to attain a deep and flexible understanding of mathematics.