# Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 22: Overview

##### This Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 22: Overview lesson plan also includes:

Have young mathematicians subtracting fractions in no time with this manipulative-based math lesson. Using their sets of fraction circles, young scholars explore a number of word problems involving the subtraction of fractions before working collaboratively to create problems of their own.

##### Instructional Ideas

• During whole-group instruction, allow students to work with a partner or in small groups solving the different word problems
• Use the word problems students create as warm-up exercises and/or homework assignments during the following lessons on fractions
• If the technology is available, use the online manipulatives during whole-group instruction to represent the word problems with different visual models
##### Classroom Considerations

• If sets of plastic fraction circle manipulatives are not available in your class, use the included templates and make them yourself
##### Pros

• Multiple guided practice word problems are provided that involve subtracting fractions
• Lesson includes comments and suggestions that support teachers with implementing this lesson
• A warm up problem is included that activates students' prior knowledge about comparing fractions

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