1. These Lesson Plans solve word problems involving the addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators. The definition of "like" denominators has been extended to include fractions where one denominator is the multiple of the other denominator.
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2. Students will create equations and model their solutions using both pictures and number lines. Students will check to see if their solutions make sense using their knowledge of benchmark fractions.
3. These Lesson Plans also utilize the inverse or opposite relationship between addition and subtraction. In other words, students will count up when solving a subtraction problem.
4. These Lesson Plans include templates that allow teachers to modify and create additional practice problems for students.