Put your students to work solving these "Party Time" themed subtracting fractions tasks and word problems for 5NFA1 and 5NFA2. 48 task cards focus on subtracting fractions with grouping with three levels of subtracting fractions problems: subtracting fractions that start with a whole number, subtracting mixed numbers with like denominators, and subtracting mixed numbers with unlike denominators (all with the need to borrow/regroup).
Contents: Subtraction with a Whole Number Start:
Pg 7: Teaching Subtraction with Number Lines
Pgs 8-9: 8 problems, Just Equations
Pgs 10-11: 8 word problems
Pg 12: Answer Key
Mixed Number Subtraction with Like Denominators
Pgs 14-17: 16 problems, Just Equations
Pg 18: Answer Key
Mixed Number Subtraction w Unlike Denominators
Pgs 20-21: 8 problems, Just Equations
Pgs 22-23: 8 word problems
Pg 24: Answer Key
Student Answer Sheets
Pg 26-27: Number Line Version
Pg 28-29: Regular/Show Work Version
(Total of 48 task cards!)
I like to use these cards instead of our textbook by placing cards around the room and having students move to the cards independently to complete the work. Students check in with me throughout the process to get answers checked and to ask questions. Of course, you can also use these in centers.
Common Core Alignment:
Grade 4: NF: Build fractions from unit fractions.
4.NF.B.3.C 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.
4.NF.B.3.D Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.
Grade 5: NF: Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
5.NF.A.1 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.
5.NF.A.2 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.
Want more 4th/5th Grade Fraction Task Cards? You can now get all of my fractions task cards in my Fractions Task Card Bundle at 20% off! Check out each task card set by clicking below:
1) Multiply and Divide Fractions Task Cards: Cupcake Shop Theme
2) Multiply and Divide Fractions Task Cards: House Plans Theme (using area)
3) Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators: Candy Shop Theme
4) Subtracting Fractions with Regrouping/Borrowing (Three Levels of Difficulty)
5) Comparing and Ordering Fractions (Teach 4 Different Methods)
6) Multiplying Fractions by Fractions and by Whole Numbers (includes visual modeling)
7) Summer Slide: 4th Grade Review/Beginning of Year 5th Graders Summer Themed Word Problems
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