5.NF.2 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson

How to teach Adding and Subtracting Fractions

In this 5.NF.2 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson, students solve word problems involving adding and subtracting fractions with uncommon denominators.

Your students need to know how to solve word problems involving adding and subtracting fractions with uncommon denominators. This lesson is perfect for small group, math centers or independent practice.

First, read the scenario on the pizza slice card.  Then, solve it on your worksheet. Next, match the answer on the pizza card Finally, continue your practice with the provided worksheets independently or with a partner.

Other resources to use with this 5.NF.2 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. Connect these skills to fractions with uncommon denominators. Next, display an anchor chart with clear steps and model examples of how to add and subtract with uncommon denominators.  Then, distribute materials to students.  As students work, 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.