Looking for a fun interactive teaching idea for addition and subtraction of fractions with unlike denominators? Well look no further as Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators Game Puzzles, for CCSS 5.NF.1, will serve as an exciting lesson plan for 5th grade elementary school classrooms. This is a great resource to incorporate into your unit as a guided math center rotation, review exercise, small group work, morning work, remediation, intervention or rti. It can also be used as a quiz, drill, test, or assessment tool to help determine student mastery of the learning target. Whether a student is homeschooled or given this as a homework assignment, kids will also love working on these at home to improve their skills.
This puzzle set includes 24 colorful jigsaw puzzles, answer key, and an optional station instruction page with an example. These come as pdf printable sheets that can be printed on card stock and laminated for long-term use. As a suggestion, store them in a sealable gallon storage bag and place them in a tub or bin for students to use throughout the year for enrichment when they finish early. Another idea, for a project, is students can glue the completed puzzles into a notebook or journal as a reference sheet. They can also be glued on a poster for displaying on a bulletin board or as a wall anchor chart.
It covers adding fractions with unlike denominators and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. It also includes both proper fractions and improper fractions. By matching the puzzle pieces to solve the problems, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your 5th graders will love to practice and learn to develop strategies about how to perform fraction addition and subtraction.
I hope you download and enjoy this engaging hands-on manipulative activity with your students! So set those worksheets aside and give our puzzles a try!
Relevant Grade 5 Common Core Standard 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.
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