In this math class, Caroline Dosky’s fourth grade students engage in the struggle. The struggle is within each student’s zone of proximal development – attacking a problem one step beyond what they have done before, but achievable through struggle.

Adding and Subtracting Fractions from a Whole Number Lesson Plan

This document is the lesson plan for the Elements video from 4th grade on adding and subtracting fractions from a whole. Brooke teachers write their own lesson plans.

Adding and Subtracting Fractions from a Whole Number Problem Solving Task - Student Work

Math lessons at Brooke normally begin with a problem solving task. This pdf shows the students' problem solving tasks that they completed independently before the lesson began.

Adding and Subtracting Fractions from a Whole Number Exit Tickets

Math lessons at Brooke often end with an Exit Ticket to see what students learned. These are the exit tickets for the lesson featured in the Elements Video titled Adding and Subtracting Fractions from a Whole Number