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Fraction Problem Solving
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Included are 24 problem solving task cards aligned with common core math standards. Students will compare fractions, use equivalent fractions, and add and subtract fractions. There is also an answer sheet and an answer key. The cards are in color or black and white.
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.
You could use these cards as a math center, for early finishers, or to reteach concepts. The cards begin with comparing fractions, then work up to adding and subtracting fractions. These cards were aligned with the first unit of 5th grade common core fractions.
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