5.NF.1 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson


How to teach Adding Fractions

In this 5.NF.1 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson, students add and subtraction fractions and mixed numbers with uncommon denominators and simplifying answers.

This lesson teaches students how to add and subtract fractions with uncommon denominators. This lesson is perfect for small group, math centers or independent practice.

Your goal is to solve these problems by changing the fractions to equivalent fractions with like denominators. First, roll the dice and follow the icon that you land on. Then, continue playinguntil you have successfully made four PB&J sandwiches with like denominator equivalent fractions. Next, fill in the recording sheet with your original and new fractions, show your work and solve!Finally, continue your practice with the provided worksheets independently or with a partner.

Other resources to use with this 5.NF.1 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson

If you are using this lesson, your students are probably learning about adding and subtracting fractions.

Use this Adding Fractions Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

First, introduce this lesson by reviewing adding and subtracting fractions with common denominators introduced in fourth grade. Display an anchor chart with clear steps and model examples of how to add and subtract with uncommon denominators. Next, distribute materials to students. Then, student work independently or with a partner. As students play Peanut Butter Jelly Time, circulate around the classroom and listen to discussions students have about adding and subtracting fractions. Once finished, share students’ discussions that you heard to promote adding and subtracting fraction skills. Finally, student can continue their practice using the provided worksheets individually or with a partner.

Be sure to check out more Fraction Worksheets and the entire Fifth Grade Common Core workbook.

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