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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Adding fractions with unlike denominators just doesn't work like it does when the denominators are the same. Let's make it work! Students will add fractions with unlike denominators with sums between one and two.

5th grade

Math

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Adding Fractions on Number Lines

Lesson Plan

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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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Lesson Plan

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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Making Models with Different Denominators

Lesson Plan

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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Compare Common Denominators Methods

Lesson Plan

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

Lesson Plan

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

Lesson Plan

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

Lesson Plan

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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Word Problems: Adding Mixed Number Fractions

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Word Problems: Adding Mixed Number Fractions

Children often wonder if algorithms are practical. Using this lesson plan, your students will see how the standard algorithm for adding mixed numbers brings life to real world real-world situations.

5th grade

Math

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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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Equivalent Fractions Match

Lesson Plan

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

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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

Lesson Plan

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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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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Adding Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy

Lesson Plan

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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Explaining Equivalent Fractions

Lesson Plan

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

Lesson Plan

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

Lesson Plan

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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Visually Multiplying Fractions

Lesson Plan

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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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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Area with Decimals and Fractions

Lesson Plan

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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Converting Fractions to Decimals

Lesson Plan

Converting Fractions to Decimals

Encourage students to explain the relationship between decimals and fractions to help them with future computations. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Area with Decimals and Fractions.

5th grade

Math

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What's in a Name? Fractions and Decimals

Lesson Plan

What's in a Name? Fractions and Decimals

In this lesson, your students will play with cards to practice giving fractions a new decimal name. They will be able to convert fractions to decimals by the end of this lesson.

4th grade

Math

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Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!

Lesson Plan

Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!

Fractions can be tricky, but looking at them visually can help your students understand them. This lesson will help students with equivalent fractions, number lines, and making real world connections.

3rd grade

Math

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Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor

Lesson Plan

Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor

When fractions have big numerators and denominators, it can be tough to find the simplest form. Fear not! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to find the simplest form using the greatest common factor.

5th grade

Math

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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!