This activity will help students practice a variety of fraction skills including:
1. Adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators
2. Changing mixed numbers to improper fractions
3. Changing improper fractions to mixed numbers
4. Finding equivalent fractions
5. Simplifying fractions
6. Figuring out the operation to a fraction word problem
This practice activity will help students master the following common core state standards:
• CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3c Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
• CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.A.1 Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
• CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3b Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
• CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.4a Understand a fraction a/b as a multiple of 1/b. • CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.4c Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.
Students solve each of the problems in the work space provided and then find their answer on the bottom of the page. Then they cut out the answer and paste it next to the correct problem.
For help converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions, check out my colleague Elizabeth Jones’ “Fraction Roll Out” game, also on Teachers Pay Teachers.