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Cornbread Fundraiser

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

This task is designed to introduce students to an area representation for multiplying a fraction by a fraction. Note: A number line or other representation could be used; but if this is used at the beginning of a unit, students will likely try to draw a literal representation of the situation. Students should be provided an object to represent the pan of cornbread (e.g. a Post-It note) that can be folded or drawn on to show the fractions in the situation.

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