Fraction Riddles: Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide

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Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions to solve riddles.

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6 worksheets with answer keys

  1. Adding and Subtracting
  2. Multiplying
  3. Dividing
  4. Multiplying and Dividing (two fractions)
  5. Multiplying and Dividing (fraction and whole number)
  6. All four operations

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Common Core State Standards:

5.NF.1 Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators

5.NF.4b Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.

6.NS.1 Interpret and compute quotients of fractions

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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, ๐˜ข/๐˜ฃ + ๐˜ค/๐˜ฅ = (๐˜ข๐˜ฅ + ๐˜ฃ๐˜ค)/๐˜ฃ๐˜ฅ.)
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, create a story context for (2/3) รท (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) รท (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. (In general, (๐˜ข/๐˜ฃ) รท (๐˜ค/๐˜ฅ) = ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ/๐˜ฃ๐˜ค.) How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 3/4-cup servings are in 2/3 of a cup of yogurt? How wide is a rectangular strip of land with length 3/4 mi and area 1/2 square mi?

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