This learning activity is a hit with 5th Grade scholars!
Students absolutely enjoy solving this word problem because it really makes them really think about fractions. This resource contains three levels: challenging (blue), on level (green) and approaching/accessible (yellow).
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. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers. For example, recognize an incorrect result 2/5 + 1/2 = 3/7, by observing that 3/7 < 1/2.