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Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
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Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Get 5 more days of activities with Week 2 of this independent study packet for fifth graders.
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Adding and subtracting mixed numbers can be daunting, but this worksheet helps by breaking the process down step by step.
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Packed with fraction addition and subtraction problems, this worksheet is sure to provide the extra practice your child needs.
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Math Review Part 2: Let's Soar in Grade 4
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Math Review Part 2: Let's Soar in Grade 4
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Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
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Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Prepare learners for their fifth grade debut with Week 2 of our Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet, complete with five more days of engaging activities that will review key skills and concepts.
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Scary Skeleton Word Problems
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Scary Skeleton Word Problems
Don't let skeletons scare you from doing Halloween math! Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and even fractions with scary skeleton word problems.
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Fabulous Fraction Review
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Fabulous Fraction Review
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Fractions Review and Simplifying Fractions
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Fractions Review and Simplifying Fractions
Review fraction math, including converting improper fractions and adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators.
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Pumpkin Patch Math
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Pumpkin Patch Math
Do some pumpkin patch math with your child this fall. See if you can find the tricky pattern that weaves through this pumpkin patch math worksheet.
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This colorful math worksheet will jog your child's memory through the steps to complete mixed fraction addition!
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Fraction Concepts
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Fraction Concepts
Kids tackle various fraction concepts in this math worksheet.
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Introducing Fractions: My Recipes
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Introducing Fractions: My Recipes
Introduce your third grader to the idea of fractions with these basic recipe word problems.
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Crazy Coconut Fractions
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Crazy Coconut Fractions
On this third grade math worksheet, kids add simple fractions that have the same denominator.
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Focus on Fractions
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Focus on Fractions
Assess fifth grade fraction concepts, including equivalent fractions, adding with unlike denominators, improper fractions, and mixed numbers.
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Adding Mixed Fractions with Unlike Denominators
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Adding Mixed Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Does your child need extra math practice? This worksheet can help her with the steps to adding mixed fractions with unlike denominators.
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Fraction Word Problems: Pie Time
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Fraction Word Problems: Pie Time
What fraction of the pie do you want? This tasty math worksheet will help your student familiarize with fractions.
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Adding with Unlike Denominators Word Problem
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Adding with Unlike Denominators Word Problem
Your child will learn how to master fraction word problems with this clear and simple worksheet.
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Math Review Part 4: Phenomenal Fractions
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Math Review Part 4: Phenomenal Fractions
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Adding Mixed Fractions with Different Denominators
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Adding Mixed Fractions with Different Denominators
Does your child need extra math practice? This worksheet can help him with the steps to solving mixed fractions addition problems.
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Substitutes can keep your students learning in your absence by using these engaging lessons, worksheets, and activities. In this daily sub plan, learners will make inferences in nonfiction texts, study the water cycle, and determine equivalent fractions.
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Adding fractions is another mathematical skill your child will start to learn around fourth grade along with learning how to multiply fractions. When learning how to add fractions, your student will also learn about least common denominators, or least common multiples. Dive into our resources to get started, or scroll below to see some adding fractions basics.

Adding fractions can be a little difficult because in order to add fractions together, their denominators have to be the same. By first finding a common denominator or multiple, the fractions can then be added together using some general rules.

General Rules
1. Find a common denominator using the least common denominator method
2. Add the numerators and put the sum over the common denominator
3. Simplify if needed
Least Common Denominator Method
Let’s look at 14 + 56 :
1. Find the least common multiple between 4 and 6. We can find multiples of a number by multiplying it by another number other than 0. The first three multiples of 4 are 4, 8, and 12, while the first three multiples of 6 are 6, 12, and 18. The smallest number that is a multiple between the two (the least common multiple) is 12.
2. Once you have found a least common multiple to use as the least common denominator, multiply the denominator and numerator of each fraction by a number so that the denominator becomes the common denominator and the numerator changes to create equivalent fractions: 14 x 33 = 312, 56 x 22 = 1012
3. Continue to follow the rest of the general rules: 312 + 1012 = 1312 = 1 112
Another way of finding a common denominator is to multiply the two denominators by each other. However, this will not necessarily give you the smallest common denominator to work with and can sometimes make your fractions look messy.

Now that you have a basic set of rules to follow when adding fractions, use our worksheets and exercises to practice!