This Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers (with unlike denominators) Math Center is perfect for upper elementary/middle school students. There is a given “scenario” poster and 12 task cards for students to work through based on the scenario. The tasks get increasingly more difficult (Problem #1 is the easiest; #12 is the most difficult), making it easy to differentiate for the different abilities in your classroom.
There is also included a CCSS poster for both the standards and standards of mathematical practices being addressed in this activity. These are great to review with the students prior to completing this activity are good to have displayed where the students are working.
Use this set as a math center, or as:
*a whole-class lesson
*a small group activity
*a choice on a menu board or an anchor activity
*a guided math station
*an independent practice
*a performance assessment.
You could also leave this in your substitute plans!
I've included everything in color and BW. And, I've included both portrait and landscape versions of each poster so you can display them to your liking. There is also a set of blank cards and directions pages (both in color and BW) so you can write in any additional directions or problems you may need.