Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

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Interactive Math Activity - Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Give your fifth-grade students an opportunity to practice adding fractions with unlike denominators in this engaging math activity from Students will find the sum of two fractions with unlike denominators and simplify their answer if possible. Your students will practice finding a common denominator and writing equivalent fractions to solve each fraction addition problem. After completing this online math lesson, your class will be experts at adding fractions with unlike denominators.

Students will be engaged and challenged by the math problems in this online math game. Students may be asked to find the sum of 9/10 and 2/4. They may be required to find the sum of 2/9 and 6/7. Or they may need to solve a word problem like this one: "Trinity Elementary School is having a fundraiser at Pete's Pizza. 7/12 of Mr. Brandt's class and 7/9 of Mrs. Flaum's class came to the fundraiser. What fraction of their classes came to the fundraiser? Simplify if possible." If students get stuck on a question, they can click on the "Hint" button for a helpful clue. They will be prompted to find the common denominator and write equivalent fractions. When students answer a question incorrectly, they will be shown a detailed explanation page that reveals the correct answer and how to obtain it.

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This interactive math lesson is classified as Level E. It may be ideal for your fifth-grade class.

Common Core Standard

5.NF.1, 5.NF2, MA.5.FR.2.1, MA.5.AR.1.2 , 5.3H
Number And Operations - Fractions

Use Equivalent Fractions As A Strategy To Add And Subtract Fractions.
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, a/b + c/d = (ad + bc)/bd.)

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