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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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
Cons

  • None