When I first started teaching adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators to my fifth graders, I quickly realized that they needed some concrete step-by-step directions. They also needed a way to organize their work. I racked my brain for a little while before coming up with this graphic organizer. My students love it, and they never confuse the steps again!

Adding and Subtracting Fractions Using the Four-Square Method

When I first started teaching adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators to my fifth graders, I quickly realized that they needed some concrete step-by-step directions. They also needed a way to organize their work. I racked my brain for a little while before coming up with this graphic organizer. My students love it, and they never confuse the steps again!

Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators: PowerPoint Lesson and Practice Sheets

Adding and Subtracting Fractions Using the Four-Square Method

Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators: PowerPoint Lesson and Practice Sheets

Butterfly method for adding and subtracting fractions...genius! Why didn't someone teach me this way?

Butterfly method for adding and subtracting fractions...genius! Why didn't someone teach me this way?

A great strategy for teaching students to add and subtract fractions in a way they will really "get"!

A great strategy for teaching students to add and subtract fractions in a way they will really "get"!

Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators - butterfly method #fractions #math #5thgrademath #anchorchart

Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators - butterfly method #fractions #math #5thgrademath #anchorchart

Adding & Subtracting Fractions anchor chart & free foldable download link to #4mulafun

Adding & Subtracting Fractions

Adding & Subtracting Fractions anchor chart & free foldable download link to #4mulafun

This FREE Adding Fractions Bump Games contains 2 different bump games to help students practice adding fractions with like and unlike denominators. These bump games are so simple to use, and take a minimal amount of prep. Simply print out the game sheet, get 2 dice, and 20 counters, and you'll be ready to go! Check it out at www.games4gains.com.

'Bump' Up the Fun With Fractions!

This FREE Adding Fractions Bump Games contains 2 different bump games to help students practice adding fractions with like and unlike denominators. These bump games are so simple to use, and take a minimal amount of prep. Simply print out the game sheet, get 2 dice, and 20 counters, and you'll be ready to go! Check it out at www.games4gains.com.

Adding and subtracting fractions game! Great for math centers! $

Adding and Subtracting Fractions Games and Activities

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