Add and Subtract Fractions - Visual Models Included - Digital & Printable

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Use visual models along with the standard algorithm to quickly and effectively teach your students how to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators using this comprehensive printable and digital resource pack. 

Using visual models, students will have a more hands-on approach to “see” what it looks like when adding and subtracting fractions in addition to using the standard algorithm.  It’s great for kinesthetic learners as well as students that may struggle with memorizing algorithms. 

This resource is complete, comprehensive, and easy to follow with a clear format.  It is low-prep, easy to assign to a sub, and contains engaging printable activities and digital versions for use with Google Classroom.  If your students are struggling conceptually, this resource is for you!

It is intended for 5th grade, but includes two mini-lessons with unlike denominators in case your students need a review from 4th grade.  It can also be used in a 4th grade math class in which the lessons with unlike denominators can be used for differentiation. 

Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):  5.NF.1, 5.NF.2

How Can You Use This?

Introduce each skill with the detailed set of notes and sample problems.  I suggest doing this in a whole group setting and displaying the PDF or pulling the slides up on a Smartboard if you’re in person or share the screen online if you’re teaching virtually.  

Gradually release students to practice independently using the practice pages or slides activities.  Check for understanding and mastery after teaching each skill using the exit tickets.

What You Get

The Mini-Lessons Included:  

  • Fraction Notes Pages for Finding the Least Common Multiple, Simplifying Fractions, and Converting Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers 
  • Adding Fractions with Like Denominators
  • Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators
  • Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators Using Visual Models
  • Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators Using Visual Models
  • Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators Using the Standard Algorithm
  • Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators Using the Standard Algorithm

What You’ll Get in EACH of the mini-lessons:  

  • Detailed Notes
  • Sample Problems
  • 2 practice pages 
  • 2 Exit Tickets

***All Digital activities are in Google Slides and Google Forms***

Testimonials

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Great Resource. Love that it has both paper and digital copies so that I can do the paper one with them and they can independently work on the digital copy in small group rotations.  - Amanda B.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ During school closures this resource helped me teach an entire unit. Easy to use, accessible and zero prep time. Loved it!  - Emily N. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This resource has saved my life!!  It saved me countless hours of creating my own assignments for my students.  Having a 4/5 combo you can only imagine how I'm barely holding it together with distant learning.  The price was great, it was easy to use, and my students even commented how much they liked the slides.  Thank you so much for making my life a bit easier, can't tell you how much I appreciate it!  - Brenda S. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved every bit of this. Especially the videos that were embedded to help students remember the steps when they were on their own.  - Suzanne K.


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