Word Problems – Fractions

Our Word Problems – Fractions lesson plan teaches students strategies for solving word problems that include fractions. Students will create their own word problems that contain fractions and will solve problems that contain fractions.

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Our Word Problems РFractions lesson plan covers a topic students tend to struggle with – word problems with fractions. The lesson begins by reviewing keywords that will be used in word problems that contain fractions, such as numerator and denominator, and provides a list of cue words that will help the students determine whether to add or subtract. Examples are provided with step-by-step instructions detailing how to solve the problems. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively, with a partner, to create their own word problems using fractions and solve them, adding a picture if they want. Students are also asked to individually complete practice problems in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3.D

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3rd Grade, 4th Grade