Fun collection of 5 different addition and subtraction of fractions with unlike denominators activities. Task cards, word problems, a scavenger hunt with a riddle, and Color-by-Answer activities all included in this fun bundle.
These activities will be perfect for creating centers, or as activities to fill up a week of fraction practice in math!
The following standards are addressed in this bundle:
Common Core Standard
5.NF.A.1 - Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators 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.
Add Fractions Task Cards:
- 32 Task Cards in color
- 32 Task Cards with background removed
- Answer Recording Sheet
- Answer Key
Add & Subtract Fractions Word Problems Task Cards
- 16 Task Cards in color
- 16 Task Cards in with background removed
- Answer Recording Sheet
- Answer Key
Task cards can be printed in a variety of ways depending on your personal preferences and available materials.
These cards look amazing in color, but also print well in grayscale. For those who must conserve ink/toner (like me), I have included a duplicate set with a blackline border.
Cards hold up best if printed on card stock or construction paper. Another option is to print them on plain paper and glue or laminate them to a heavier paper.
Teaching with Task Cards
Task cards are an awesome alternative to the classic worksheet. Your students will think you are amazing for giving them such fun activities to do.
Just a few of the many ways task cards can be used are:
Play a Game
Games such as Scoot, Boom, and Around the Room are fun ways to use task cards with your students. You can also use the cards to play any generic board game where students must answer a question correctly to be able to roll and move ahead.
Task cards make great centers activities and can be self-checking if you provide access to the answer key.
Small Group or Partner Work
Task card sets can be given to small groups or pairs for students to work on together, and compare answers, or to help one another through the problems.
- Scavenger Hunt Riddle Answer Page
Task cards with problems to solve
Answer Recording sheet with space to solve
Copy one Scavenger Hunt Riddle Page for each student. (I made these half-sheets to help save paper).
Copy one set of Scavenger Hunt Task Cards. I like to put these on brightly colored paper to help make them a bit easier to find.
Place the Scavenger Hunt Task Cards around your classroom. This can either be in obvious places, or for an extra challenge, you can “hide” some of the cards.
How to Play the Game
- Students can begin at any card.
- Students solve the problem on the task card.
- They find the answer to the problem on the riddle
- Students then place the letter from the task card
above the answer to the problem on the riddle
- After students have solved every problem correctly,
the letters connected to the answers should spell out the answer to the riddle.
I have included a recording sheet if you would like students to show their work and answers separately for assessment.
Addition and Subtraction Color-by-Answer
Fraction Addition Color-by-Answer
Fraction Subtraction Color-by-Answer
Photo of completed pages for an answer key
How to Use:
Students solve the problems on the sheet.
Then, they find the answer and color the section of the picture with the color indicated in the problems section.
Parts of the picture with no answer can be colored according to student preference, or as an extension activity,