# Subtracting Fractions Task Cards 5NFA1 5NFA2

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Put your students to work solving these "Party Time" themed fraction problems. These task cards focus on subtraction of fractions with the need for borrowing/regrouping. This set includes 48 problems and is divided into three levels (types) of subtracting fractions problems: subtracting fractions with a whole number start, 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

Mixed Number Subtraction with Like Denominators
(regrouping necessary)
Pgs 14-17: 16 problems, Just Equations

Mixed Number Subtraction w Unlike Denominators
(regrouping necessary)
Pgs 20-21: 8 problems, Just Equations
Pgs 22-23: 8 word problems

Pg 26-27: Number Line Version
Pg 28-29: Regular/Show Work Version

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.

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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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