A set of 32 task cards to address adding and subtracting fractions with common denominators. Great practice for students to review adding with like denominators!
Common Core Standard
4.NF.B.3a - Understand a fraction a/b as a sum of
fractions 1/b. Understand addition and subtraction of
fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same
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
•32 Task Cards in color
•32 Task Cards in blackline
•Answer Recording Sheet
Task cards can be printed in a variety of ways
depending on your personal preferences and available
These cards look amazing in color, but also print well
in grayscale. For those who must conserve ink/toner
(like me), I have included a duplicate set with a
Cards hold up best if printed on card stock or
construction paper. Another option is to print them on
plain paper and glue or laminate them to a heavier
Teaching with Task Cards
Task cards are an awesome alternative to the classic
worksheet. Your students will think you are amazing
for giving them such fun activities to do.
Just a few of the many ways task cards can be used
Play a Game
Games such as Scoot, Boom, and Around the Room
are fun ways to use task cards with your students. You
can also use the cards to play any generic board
game where students must answer a question
correctly to be able to roll and move ahead.
Task cards make great centers activities and can be
self-checking if you provide access to the answer key.
Small Group or Partner Work
Task card sets can be given to small groups or pairs
for students to work on together, and compare
answers, or to help one another through the problems.
Check out some of my other fractions products:
Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators Task Cards
Add and Subtract Fractions Word Problems Task Cards
Add and Subtract Mixed Numbers Task Cards