This quick, one page, double-sided quiz offers a quick review of the process of adding fractions. Ideally, you would use this as a quick check for understanding after having taught some of the basic vocabulary and process for adding fractions with like and unlike denominators. Most of the questions are built around correct use of terminology to help students become used to using the words and understanding when are where they are to be used.
I typically use the quiz as bell work for when my students first enter the classroom a few days into our fractions unit, once we've discussed numerator; denominator; parts of a whole; identifying and drawing fractions; converting from fractions to decimals to percents, and back; and the basic steps for adding fractions of both like and unlike denominators.
Again, the quiz aims to get students thinking about the process of adding fractions, and would also serve as a good segue into solving word problems with fractions because it checks to make sure the basics are taken care of so that new skills can be built on top of them.
The file contains the quiz, answer key, and a teaching tip that I frequently use in my BLAP classroom to help students understand and create equivalent fractions. The file is a fully editable PowerPoint and I have used only Century Gothic and Comic Sans as my fonts to try to cut down on any formatting issues that may occur once the file is downloaded and opened on your computer.
This is my very first product on Teachers Pay Teachers. I'm hoping to learn from my colleagues as I slowly build up a resource library here, so any feedback is greatly appreciated. I have found that the visual style of this quiz is much more positively received by my students than some of the more traditional black and white text-based ones. The boxes act to chunk student tasks and provide a visual cue for when a student has completed a certain section; many students who struggle academically (in terms of literacy, numeracy, interpreting the aesthetics of a text, etc.) will need some guidance, and the boxes and background seem to be quite effective with that. It also lends itself to allowing you to offer encouragement and for students not to become so overwhelmed; "Only five tasks to go" sounds a lot more positive than "Only two pages to go."
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