Students are going to take a deeper dive into fractions in this unit! Learners will apply previous understanding of finding equivalent fractions, and converting between fractions and mixed numbers to work with fractions in more complex ways. Students will continue to use visual models to learn and practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.
Encourage students to explain their processes when converting from a mixed number to an improper fraction, and back again. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers.
Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers Resources
They look a little different, which is why students may need extra help adding and subtracting mixed numbers. These materials teach students how to work with mixed numbers by modeling problems, outlining the steps, and providing plenty of practice adding and subtracting. Understanding how to add fractions is necessary to be successful.