. Grade 7, Illustrative icon
Task

Sharing Prize Money

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

This task requires students to be able to reason abstractly about fraction multiplication as it would not be realistic for them to solve it using a visual fraction model. Even though the numbers are too messy to draw out an exact picture, this task still provides opportunities for students to reason about their computations to see if they make sense. A teacher might start out by asking questions like, 'Which class should get the most prize money? Should Mr. Aceves' class get more or less than half of the money?

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