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Put your students to work solving the Candy Shop's Adding and Subtracting fractions with Unlike Denominators word problems! My themed sets of word problem use themes that you can use year-round, no matter the season or holiday around the corner!

I have found that many students struggle with applying the computations they know when faced with word problems. This really affects them when they face a test that contains almost all word problems. Therefore, I created these Word Problems to challenge students to apply their knowledge to word problems. I like to use these cards instead of our textbook by placing cards around the room and having students move to the cards independently to complete the work. Students check in with me throughout the process to get answers checked and to ask questions. Of course, you can also use these in centers.

This set contains:
-16 adding and subtracting fractions (unlike denoms) task cards
-16 adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators representational model problems
-smartboard version of the modeling problems
-answer key
(Total 32 task cards!)

Common Core Alignment:
Grade 5: NF: Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.

5.NF.A.1 Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators.

5.NF.A.2 Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.


Check out my other Themed Math Products:
* Multiplying/Dividing Fractions-Area: The Job Site Theme with House Plans
* Multiplying/Dividing Fractions: Cupcake Shoppe Theme
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Csanders1my,
Thank you for this feedback. I updated this file to correct that so it is not confusing for students. I changed the hyphenated mixed numbers to look correct using an underlined fraction bar instead of a slash. I appreciate your business and your respectful feedback. I am in the process of updating all of my fractions products to make this change, but all of the most recently uploaded fractions products do have the fractions written in this manner. Thanks!
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