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Adding and Subtracting Fractions
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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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Fraction Hunt
Fraction Hunt
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Fraction Hunt
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.
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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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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Explain Fraction Conversions
Explain Fraction Conversions
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Explain Fraction Conversions
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Modeling Fraction Subtraction
Modeling Fraction Subtraction
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Modeling Fraction Subtraction
Encourage student explanations and visual representation of fraction subtraction in this interactive lesson. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Modeling Mixed Number Subtraction.
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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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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Modeling Mixed Number Subtraction
Modeling Mixed Number Subtraction
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Modeling Mixed Number Subtraction
Students will learn to model mixed number subtraction with manipulatives using this hands-on lesson plan.
5th 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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Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition
Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition
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Number Talks with Mixed Numbers Addition
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.
4th 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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Writing Questions for Word Problems
Writing Questions for Word Problems
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Writing Questions for Word Problems
Empower students to think like mathematicians by having them create word problems related to subtracting mixed numbers. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Subtracting Mixed Numbers Using the Decomposition Strategy.
4th grade
Math
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