Adding and Subtracting Fractions

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Fifth graders put their fraction knowledge to work by reading word problems and deciding whether to add or subtract the given fractions. Terms such as combined, total, difference, and left indicate which operation to use.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Include notebook paper for mathematicians to show their work
  • Give as homework, classwork, or as assessment
Classroom Considerations
  • Print all 10 version or choose your favorites and print by page
  • A modified version with a number bank is included with each regular version
  • Each sheet contains 10 word problems for solving
  • Worksheet presumes learners have background knowledge in adding and subtracting fractions
  • Common Core designed
  • Each version comes with an answer key
  • Involves real-world problem solving
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