Adding & Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators Lesson Plans

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Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
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Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators
Getting ready to subtract fractions? This lesson reviews how to subtract like denominators and teaches students how to subtract unlike denominators. The focus is on understanding the process and reasoning behind each step.
5th grade
Math
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Subtracting Fractions Justifications
Subtracting Fractions Justifications
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Subtracting Fractions Justifications
Continue to build on your students' understanding of unlike denominators by asking students to justify their answers of fraction subtraction. Use this lesson with the Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators lesson.
5th grade
Math
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Making Models with Different Denominators
Making Models with Different Denominators
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Making Models with Different Denominators
Increase your students' knowledge of fractions with this lesson that has them compare fractions with different denominators.
3rd grade
Math
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Teach your students to add and subtract fractions with like denominators using a strategy that works for both operations: converting mixed numbers into improper fractions and back again!
4th grade
Math
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Adding Fractions on Number Lines
Adding Fractions on Number Lines
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Adding Fractions on Number Lines
Getting ready to add fractions? This lesson reviews how to add fractions with unlike denominators using number lines. Students will focus on understanding the process and reasoning behind each step.
5th grade
Math
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Compare Common Denominators Methods
Compare Common Denominators Methods
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Compare Common Denominators Methods
Challenge your students to compare two methods for finding the least common multiple between two fractions. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators.
5th grade
Math
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Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
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Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
In this lesson, students will explore fractions with the same denominators and work as mathematicians to figure out patterns. Your students will gain a lot of practice in comparing fractions!
3rd grade
Math
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Explaining Fraction Addition
Explaining Fraction Addition
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Explaining Fraction Addition
Help your students show their understanding as they explain how to add fractions with unlike denominators. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators.
5th grade
Math
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Order of Operations with Fractions and Decimals
Order of Operations with Fractions and Decimals
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Order of Operations with Fractions and Decimals
This lesson is designed for fourth graders to practice their skills with the order of operations along with multiplying fractions and adding or subtracting decimals.
4th grade
Math
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Building Squares
Building Squares
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Building Squares
In this hands on lesson, students create squares with different fraction pieces while building their knowledge of adding fractions with different denominators.
4th grade
Math
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When Having Like Denominators Isn’t Enough!
When Having Like Denominators Isn’t Enough!
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When Having Like Denominators Isn’t Enough!
Does chaos ensue when your students subtract like mixed numbers and the larger fraction has a lesser numerator? Using this lesson plan, teach your class how to overcome this tricky obstacle: When having like denominators isn’t enough!
5th grade
Math
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Subtracting Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy
Subtracting Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy
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Subtracting Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy
Teach your students to subtract mixed numbers with like denominators using the strategy of decomposition. This strategy helps students to manipulate and break down numbers to help them solve tricky subtraction problems.
4th grade
Math
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Equivalent Fractions Match
Equivalent Fractions Match
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Equivalent Fractions Match
Begin with the basics when teaching about equivalent fractions. This lesson utilizes visual models with written fractions to support your students as they match equivalent fractions.
3rd grade
Math
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Fraction Wars
Fraction Wars
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Fraction Wars
Help kids master fractions with the fun, fast-paced, math comparison game Fraction Wars. After a review, students are split into pairs to practice quickly comparing fractions with different numerators and denominators.
4th grade
Math
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Sums for Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
Sums for Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
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Sums for Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
Teach your students to add mixed numbers and improper fractions with the same denominator using the counting up strategy with number lines.
3rd grade
Math
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Adding Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy
Adding Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy
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Adding Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy
Make the number work for you! Use this lesson to teach your students to add mixed numbers with like denominators using the strategy of decomposition.
4th grade
Math
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Evaluating Equivalent Fractions
Evaluating Equivalent Fractions
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Evaluating Equivalent Fractions
Students will practice coming up with equivalent fractions in a fast paced challenge! This is an introductory lesson to equivalent fractions.
4th grade
Math
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Fun-tastic Fractions!
Fun-tastic Fractions!
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Fun-tastic Fractions!
Yummy fractions! This lesson will introduce fractions to your students and help them identify and make fractions of their own.
1st grade
Math
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Explaining Equivalent Fractions
Explaining Equivalent Fractions
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Explaining Equivalent Fractions
In order to build a strong foundation with fractions, students should be able to explain the concept and their thinking. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!*
3rd grade
Math
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Cooking School Fractions
Cooking School Fractions
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Cooking School Fractions
Make equivalent fractions matter in the real world with this hands-on math lesson! Students use measuring cups and spoons to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
4th grade
Math
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Fractions on the Dollar with Number Lines
Fractions on the Dollar with Number Lines
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Fractions on the Dollar with Number Lines
Teach your students about money and fractions with this game! They’ll be converting fractions, citing money amounts, and even using a number line while playing a dice game.
3rd grade
Math
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Fractions of a Whole
Fractions of a Whole
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Fractions of a Whole
Ready, set, fractions! In this hands-on lesson, your students will familiarize themselves with common fractions using concrete materials to practice splitting items into halves, thirds, and quarters.
1st grade
Math
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Discussing Scaling with Fractions
Discussing Scaling with Fractions
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Discussing Scaling with Fractions
Challenge students' understanding of multiplying fractions by whole numbers to help them form opinions about rules regarding scaling. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson Multiplication as Scaling.
5th grade
Math
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Visually Multiplying Fractions
Visually Multiplying Fractions
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Visually Multiplying Fractions
Help students color-code their way to multiplying fractions! Students will learn how to multiply fractions using area models. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support to the lesson Area Models and Multiplying Fractions.
5th grade
Math
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Area with Decimals and Fractions
Area with Decimals and Fractions
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Area with Decimals and Fractions
Refresh students on the relationship between decimals and fractions when they multiply to find the area! They will find the area of a location in a picture by converting mixed numbers to a decimals and then using the area equation.
5th grade
Math
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Adding & Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators Lesson Plans

Teach addition and subtraction of fractions with the lesson plans on this page. These adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators lesson plans are great for teaching kids strategies for dealing with fractions. Whether adding mixed numbers, solving word problems, or comparing fractions, everyone can find value from these lesson plans!