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Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Grade Levels
4th - 6th
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82 pages
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Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers - This complete 10 day unit includes everything you need to teacher students how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers. It will help your students grasp this difficult concept and is aligned directly to CCSS Numbers and Operations – Fractions 5.NF.1 and 5.NF.2.

What is included?
*Fraction Bar Templates - A print and cut template that will provide students with hands on fraction bar models.
*10 Lessons - including models that build to the algorithm, notes, homework, mini assessments, and cooperative learning activities.
* Detailed Activity Instructions - Directions as well as steps for preparation for all cooperative learning activities.
*Answer Key

Download the preview to see sample pages and pacing.

This item is also part of the Bundle of Fractions {All Fraction Operations Units}.

Interested in other 5th Grade Resources? Check out my Common Core Daily Warm Ups, Order of Operations & Patterns Unit, and Place Value Unit.

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Answer Key
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
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.)


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