Grade 5

Encourage students to use common fractions in responding to this Headline Story.

To say how much time something took, Danisha began using fractions of an hour instead of minutes. What might she say and how many minutes might she mean?

- “I’ll be there in three-quarters of an hour!” means 45 minutes.
- One-tenth of an hour is 6 minutes.
- Two-thirds of an hour is 40 minutes.
- One and a half hours is 90 minutes.

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