Students will have a basic understanding of fractions coming into 4th grade. In this unit students will get to explore new ways of representing fractions, including in a set of data, on number lines and using area models. Students will use their knowledge of fractions to compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.
Fractions are everywhere! In this hands-on lesson, your class will work together in groups to find real-world examples of fractions. As they discover more complicated fractions, students will create their own word problems with them.
Students will practice mental math and harness their discussion skills through addition problems of like mixed numbers. This lesson may be used on its own or as support for the lesson Adding Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy.
Adding Fractions with the Same Denominator Resources
Learning about fractions works best when instruction is step-by-step, so for addition, start here with materials to help students add fractions with the same denominator. Worksheets include model and practice problems to teach students how to add fractions with the same denominator, and lesson plans incorporate hands-on activities. Next up? Adding fractions with different denominators.