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Solving Word Problems with Basic Fractions: Adding/Subtracting Basic Fractions with Unlike Denominators

5th Grade • 1 Hour Lesson
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Lesson Plan Description

This is a 1-hour, fully scripted Fifth Grade Math lesson plan addressing Numbers and Operations-Fractions: Solving Addition and Subtraction Word Problems with Basic Fractions (5.NF.2). This lesson includes: key fraction vocabulary, helpful student notes for reference, and guided and independent practice of adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Students will solve addition and subtraction word problems with fractions, including cases with unlike denominators, use visual fraction models and equations to represent word problems, and use benchmark fractions and number sense to estimate mentally and assess reasonableness of answers.


**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: “Solving Word Problems with Mixed Numbers: Adding/Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators.”