# 5.NF.A Lesson Plans

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:"Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions."

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

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Organizing Word Problems

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Organizing Word Problems

Help students solve fraction word problems with a graphic organizer! This lesson addresses Common Core standards while teaching useful skills for standardized test taking.

Year 5

Maths

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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Adding fractions with unlike denominators just doesn't work like it does when the denominators are the same. Let's make it work! Students will add fractions with unlike denominators with sums between one and two.

Year 6

Maths

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When Having Like Denominators Isn’t Enough!

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When Having Like Denominators Isn’t Enough!

Does chaos ensue when your students subtract like mixed numbers and the larger fraction has a lesser numerator? Using this lesson plan, teach your class how to overcome this tricky obstacle: When having like denominators isn’t enough!

Year 6

Maths

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Solving Mixed Number Word Problems Using the Three-Reads Strategy

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Solving Mixed Number Word Problems Using the Three-Reads Strategy

There’s more than one way to add and subtract mixed numbers! Use this witty lesson plan to teach your students to illustrate mixed number sums and difference while giggling with delight.

Year 6

Maths

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Word Problems: Adding Mixed Number Fractions

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Word Problems: Adding Mixed Number Fractions

Children often wonder if algorithms are practical. Using this lesson plan, your students will see how the standard algorithm for adding mixed numbers brings life to real world real-world situations.

Year 6

Maths

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Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor

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Fraction Simplest Form by Greatest Common Factor

When fractions have big numerators and denominators, it can be tough to find the simplest form. Fear not! Use this lesson plan to teach your students to find the simplest form using the greatest common factor.

Year 6

Maths

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Illustrating Mixed Number Sums with Tape Diagrams

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Illustrating Mixed Number Sums with Tape Diagrams

Your students will learn to add unlike mixed numbers using tape diagrams.

Year 6

Maths

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Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models

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Illustrating Fraction and Whole Number Products with Tape Models

Teach your students to use tape diagrams to solve equations involving whole numbers and fractions.

Year 5

Maths

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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

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Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Teach your students to add and subtract fractions with like denominators using a strategy that works for both operations: converting mixed numbers into improper fractions and back again!

Year 5

Maths

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Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators

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Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators

Getting ready to subtract fractions? This lesson reviews how to subtract like denominators and teaches students how to subtract unlike denominators. The focus is on understanding the process and reasoning behind each step.

Year 6

Maths

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Adding Fractions on Number Lines

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Adding Fractions on Number Lines

Getting ready to add fractions? This lesson reviews how to add fractions with unlike denominators using number lines. Students will focus on understanding the process and reasoning behind each step.

Year 6

Maths

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Fractions and Word Problems

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Fractions and Word Problems

Fractions are in everyday life! This lesson reviews how to solve word problems involving fractions using tape diagrams. The problems include addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions.

Year 6

Maths

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Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions

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Compare Visuals for Equal Fractions

Help your students visually represent equivalent fractions! Use this lesson on its own or or as support to the Show Me Equivalent Fractions! lesson.

Year 6

Maths

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Subtracting Fractions Justifications

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Subtracting Fractions Justifications

Continue to build on your students' understanding of unlike denominators by asking students to justify their answers of fraction subtraction. Use this lesson with the Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators lesson.

Year 6

Maths

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Explaining Fraction Addition

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Explaining Fraction Addition

Help your students show their understanding as they explain how to add fractions with unlike denominators. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators.

Year 6

Maths

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Compare Common Denominators Methods

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Compare Common Denominators Methods

Challenge your students to compare two methods for finding the least common multiple between two fractions. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators.

Year 6

Maths

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Explain Fraction Conversions

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Explain Fraction Conversions

Encourage students to explain their processes when converting from a mixed number to an improper fraction, and back again. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Single Strategy for Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers.

Year 6

Maths

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Modeling Fraction Subtraction

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Modeling Fraction Subtraction

Encourage student explanations and visual representation of fraction subtraction in this interactive lesson. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Modeling Mixed Number Subtraction.

Year 6

Maths

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Fractional Tape Diagram Descriptions

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Fractional Tape Diagram Descriptions

Target maths academic language in this multidisciplinary lesson! Write descriptive sentences about tape diagrams that show fractional parts. Use this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Fractions and Word Problems.

Year 6

Maths

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Comparing Tape Diagrams

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Comparing Tape Diagrams

Compare two different ways to use tape diagrams! This lesson discusses fractions and multiplication within tape diagrams. Use this lesson as support for the lesson Illustrating Fractions and Whole Number Products with Tape Models.

Year 6

Maths

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