This 8-page lesson packet
includes everything you need to introduce adding fractions with unlike denominators through modeling.
⇒Teacher-Lead Example Problems
⇒3-Page Independent Practice
⇒Challenge Page for Early Finishers
⇒Detailed Answer Keys (showing exactly how students should model)
Modeling is a great way to introduce adding fractions with unlike denominators because it builds the conceptual understanding behind using equivalent fractions to make same-sized pieces. If you are sick of your students adding their denominators then this lesson is for you! It also helps students see visually how the least common multiple creates a common denominator and allows you two combine two fraction.
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Adding and Subtracting Unlike Mixed Numbers
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Adding and Subtracting Fractions Bundle: 10 Day 5th Grade Unit
Check out the rest of the lessons from this Adding and Subtracting Fractions Unit
Day 1. Estimating Sums and Differences Using Benchmark FractionsDay 2. Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions and Mixed NumbersDay 3. Word Problems: Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions and Mixed NumbersDay 4. Adding Unlike Fractions through ModelingDay 5. Adding and Subtracting Unlike FractionsDay 6. Word Problems: Adding and Subtracting Unlike FractionsDay 7. Adding and Subtracting Unlike Mixed NumbersDay 8. Subtracting Mixed Numbers with RegroupingDay 9. Word Problems: Adding and Subtracting Unlike Mixed NumbersDay 10. Multi-Step Word Problems: Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers
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