Teaching With Books
The coldest place in the world is Vostok, Antarctica. On July 21, 1983, it reached negative 128.6 degrees Fahrenheit. People do not live in Vostok. It is far too cold.
Archaeologists learn about ancient peoples and their cultures. They study artifacts, which are man-made objects that have been buried in the earth. One group of archaeologists discovered the world’s oldest zoo in Egypt. They found bones from 112 animals. The bones are from 3500 B.C. The animals may have belonged to a powerful ruler.
Finish each sentence with do, due, or dew. Then write your own sentences using each of the homophones.
1. In the morning, the ___ on the grass glistens.
2. I __ not have any homework tonight.
3. Our reports are ___ on Friday the thirteenth!
To add mixed fractions with unlike denominators, change the mixed fractions to improper fractions. Multiply the fraction so the denominators are the same. Add the fractions. Then change the improper sum to a proper fraction in lowest terms.
1 1/2 + 2 3/4 = 3/2 + 11/4 = 6/4 + 11/4 = 17/4 = 4 1/4
Illustrate the following equations:
1 3/8 + 2 1/4 = ___
1 1/3 + 2 1/2 = ___