# Add and Subtract Fractions - Visual Models Included - Digital & Printable

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Use visual models along with the standard algorithm to quickly and effectively teach your students how to add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators using this comprehensive printable and digital resource pack.

Using visual models, students will have a more hands-on approach to “see” what it looks like when adding and subtracting fractions in addition to using the standard algorithm.  It’s great for kinesthetic learners as well as students that may struggle with memorizing algorithms.

This resource is complete, comprehensive, and easy to follow with a clear format.  It is low-prep, easy to assign to a sub, and contains engaging printable activities and digital versions for use with Google Classroom.  If your students are struggling conceptually, this resource is for you!

It is intended for 5th grade, but includes two mini-lessons with unlike denominators in case your students need a review from 4th grade.  It can also be used in a 4th grade math class in which the lessons with unlike denominators can be used for differentiation.

Standards 5.NF.1, 5.NF.2

This resource is also part of my 5th Grade Math Year-Long Curriculum Bundle.

How Can You Use This?

Introduce each skill with the detailed set of notes and sample problems.  I suggest doing this in a whole group setting and displaying the PDF or pulling the slides up on a Smartboard if you’re in person or share the screen online if you’re teaching virtually.

Gradually release students to practice independently using the practice pages or slides activities.  Check for understanding and mastery after teaching each skill using the exit tickets.

When all skills have been taught, provide additional practice and review using the set of task cards, then assess with the final quiz when you feel students are ready.  There are 2 quizzes:  like denominators and unlike denominators.

## What You Get

The Mini-Lessons Included:

• Fraction Notes Pages for Finding the Least Common Multiple, Simplifying Fractions, and Converting Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers
• Adding Fractions with Like Denominators
• Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators
• Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators Using Visual Models
• Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators Using Visual Models
• Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators Using the Standard Algorithm
• Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators Using the Standard Algorithm

What You’ll Get in EACH of the mini-lessons:

• Detailed Notes
• Sample Problems
• 2 practice pages
• 2 Exit Tickets

You’ll Also Get:

• Quiz - Like Denominators
• Quiz - Unlike Denominators