Adding & Subtracting Fractions - Like and Unlike Denominators - Visual Models

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This booklet meets 5th grade Common Core Standards for Numbers & Operations in Base Ten - Fractions with a focus on adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators.

This fraction practice booklet covers:

  • adding and subtracting fractions
  • finding equivalent fractions
  • using a number line to represent fractions
  • practice with breaking fractions into the sum of their parts.

The practice problems here are modeled off of the EngageNY 5th grade curriculum so this is a perfeat supplement if you teach using EngageNY. However, this practice booklet stands alone as its own resource without needing any curriculum to support it and contains rigorous fraction practice along with fraction word problems.

The booklet format is quick to print and cut in half to make two booklets. The booklet format is easy to digest for students and is easy to use with EA's, whole class, or in math centers.

The pages are numbered and blank pages are included in the back for extra practice and for students to write their own problems.

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Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, 𝘢/𝘣 + 𝘤/𝘥 = (𝘢𝘥 + 𝘣𝘤)/𝘣𝘥.)
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.


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