Mixed Number Subtracting

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Deepen young mathematicians' understanding of fractions with this mixed number subtraction worksheet. Supporting students with two clearly written examples, this assignment requires children to solve eight skills practice problems involving the subtraction of whole and mixed numbers with different denominators.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include this worksheet as an in-class or homework assignment during an upper-elementary unit on adding and subtracting mixed numbers
  • After completing the problems, allow students to compare their answers with a partner
  • Encourage students to draw pictures or use fraction manipulatives as additional support with solving the problems
Pros

  • Includes a teacher reading that explains how to introduce students to subtracting mixed numbers
  • A variety of different problems are provided that thoroughly address learners' ability to subtract mixed numbers
Cons

  • Requires students to record their solutions on a separate sheet of paper