Fraction Rules

This Fraction Rules handout & reference also includes:

Both a reference sheet and skills practice learning exercise, this handout on common fraction rules reviews steps for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. Twenty examples are provided to demonstrate these skills, and although answers are listed on the side, it's up to learners to show the steps in the space provided.

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CCSS: Adaptable

Instructional Ideas

  • Once they have completed work on these examples, have learners store this away as a reference sheet
  • If you want learners to solve these on their own, simply cover the answers when copying
Classroom Considerations

  • Although these rules do work, there isn't any explanation as to why they work, a necessary component of the Common Core

  • Simple instructions and examples that cover a wide variety of fraction equations
  • Room for learners to show the steps outlined in the directions

  • One of the answers is undefined, since it includes division by 0. This concept is not covered in the reference material
  • Specific course is briefly referenced on both pages