Fractions: Add and Subtract Unlike Denominators


In this lesson, students will learn to solve addition and subtraction problems with unlike denominators.

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Do your students struggle with adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators? This lesson plan is just what you need! Your students will practice using mixed numbers and converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions. They’ll also get to play a game of fraction war to help them work together to solve problems and peer-check their work.

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5th Grade



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Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.