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Interactive Adding and Subtracting Fractions (4th Grade)

Dream Box – Adding Fractions.  Using both a concrete bar model and equations, this tool enables students to represent fraction addition and think strategically about which fractional pieces are best to solve a given problem. Lesson

Dream Box – Subtracting Fractions.  Using the “removal” or “take away” representation, this tool helps your students learn to subtract fractions.  Lesson

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CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.A
Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.B
Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. Examples: 3/8 = 1/8 + 1/8 + 1/8 ; 3/8 = 1/8 + 2/8 ; 2 1/8 = 1 + 1 + 1/8 = 8/8 + 8/8 + 1/8.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.C
Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

 

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