Saturday, December 17, 2016

Teach & Reinforce Fraction Concepts

subtracting fractions

If there's one thing that I'm confident other 5th grade teachers would agree with, it's that teaching kids to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators is HARD! Then, by the time you get to multiplying and dividing fractions, things are really all mixed up and who knows what's happening...

That's why I created these mini flip books for adding and subtracting fractions. I'm going to add to the set and create them for subtracting mixed numbers (with regrouping) and multiplying and dividing fractions. I wanted something concrete that the students could use to reference the procedure over and over again as well as something that they could take home to practice with the same process we're using at school.

The mini flip books are double sided and print on just a half sheet of paper, making this an awesome paper-saving resource. I have my students glue these into their math workbooks as we learn each part so that it's always there for reference. 

Each flip book contains the major steps for completing the math accurately along with an example. There are practice problems on the back to complete with the teacher once you've finished teaching the process. 

You can find the addition flip book here.
You can find the subtraction flip book here.


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