# Subtracting Mixed Numbers (Unlike Denominators)

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Young mathematicians demonstrate their ability to subtract mixed numbers by completing this collection of fraction word problems. From figuring out the weight of objects in a package, to finding the difference in height between two brothers, a total of eight problems are included that help children learn how to use fractions in everyday life.

##### Instructional Ideas

• Include this series of word problems in an upper-elementary math unit on adding and subtracting mixed numbers
• Use these worksheets to create a math packet, going over the provided examples before allowing students to work on the practice problems
• Break the students into eight small groups, having them each solve and explain to the class a solution to one of the story problems
##### Pros

• Story problems include a variety of real-world contexts related to subtracting mixed numbers
• Fractions include denominators that are easy for young learners to work with
• Includes an example that demonstrates how to represent word problems with visual models

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