Students in this investigation will explore patterns in relation to the addition and subtraction of unit fractions. First, students will need to come up with their own understanding of unit fractions before considering a pattern for the addition of unit fractions (Part A). Afterward, a more open-ended investigation will need to be carried out regarding the subtraction of unit fractions from each other.
Math Concepts: Fractions Adding & Subtracting Fractions Unit Fractions Numerators and Denominators
MYP Related Concepts: equivalence generalization
MYP Key Concepts: logic relationships
MYP Global Context: Fairness and Development