Fractions: Adding and Subtracting

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Young mathematicians piece together the puzzle of fractions. Starting with the addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, this series of example problems and skills practice exercises transitions students to working with fractions and mixed numbers with different denominators.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a packet out of these worksheets, working through the example problems as guided practice exercises before assigning the skills practice questions as independent classwork
  • Use this resource as the basis for instruction during a lesson series on adding and subtracting fractions
Classroom Considerations

  • Answers to the practice exercises are attached to the bottom of the last page of the resource, which you may want to cut off before making copies for students
  • If available, allow children to use fraction circle manipulatives to model the different examples and practice problems in this resource
Pros

  • Example problems use fractions circles to visually demonstrate how to add and subtract fractions
  • Key points are included throughout the resource that highlight important considerations when adding and subtracting fractions
  • Answers are included for the skills practice exercises
Cons

  • None