Common Core Standard
5.NF.A – Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
4.NF.B - Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
- 32 Task Cards in color
- 32 Task Cards in black line
- Answer Recording Sheet
- Answer Key
Task cards can be printed in a variety of ways depending on your personal preferences and available materials.
These cards look amazing in color, but also print well in grayscale. For those who must conserve ink/toner (like me), I have included a duplicate set with a black line border.
Cards hold up best if printed on card stock or construction paper. Another option is to print them on plain paper and glue or laminate them to a heavier paper.
I have also included an instruction card and a “Special Instructions” card in the event you would like to create a different set of instructions.
Teaching with Task Cards
Task cards are an awesome alternative to the classic worksheet. Your students will think you are amazing for giving them such fun activities to do.
Just a few of the many ways task cards can be used are:
Play a Game
Games such as Scoot, Boom, and Around the Room are fun ways to use task cards with your students. You can also use the cards to play any generic board game where students must answer a question correctly to be able to roll and move ahead.
Task cards make great centers activities and can be self-checking if you provide access to the answer key.
Small Group or Partner Work
Task card sets can be given to small groups or pairs for students to work on together, and compare answers, or to help one another through the problems.
Interested in an online, interactive version of this resource?
Finding Common Denominators Boom Cards