Adding and subtracting fractions can be tricky and often requires additional practice and support to master. This packet focuses on addition/subtraction of fractions with sums and differences less than 2 using area models and word problems. Students are asked to analyze word problems prior to solving them and provide an explanation.
This product includes four days of practice pages and then a quiz which assesses student understanding. This can be used as morning work or for small group differentiated instruction. I have used this in my class as a quick and easy way to assess student understanding and gather data for our standards based report cards. The quiz can also be used as a pre assessment to determine present levels of understanding.
Additional fraction resources:
Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers - Focused Daily Review
Multiplication of Fractions - Focused Daily Review
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Aligns with Common Core State Standard for Math:
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.
Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers.