Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Pattern blocks and shapes demonstrate how to add and subtract fractions. By aligning blocks with different shapes, learners figure out how to create a whole, and then how to add and delete parts from that whole.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use with individual learners or in math groups
  • Bring pattern blocks or laminated shapes into the lesson for even more visualization
Classroom Considerations

  • Print in color for best results, as color designation is important to the lesson

  • The last page would be a good assessment or homework assignment
  • Innovative lesson is helpful for learners of all skill levels

  • None