Number & Operations – Fractions – 4th Grade
Build fractions from unit fractions.
Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.
Teaching students the strategies to solve word problems is aided by the use of graphic organizers. Students need to be comfortable using visual fraction models to add and subtract fractions in context.
Student Knowledge Goals
I can create an equation with fractions to represent a word problem.
I can solve word problems involving fractions with like denominators.
I can create visual fraction models to solve a word problem.
I know the strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems with fractions with like denominators (e.g., visual fraction models, using the properties of addition, drawings, objects, etc.).
I can use what I know about addition and subtraction with whole numbers and apply it to fractions.
I can add or subtract fractions that have like denominators to solve the equation for a word problem.
Student Video Lessons
Virtual Nerd - Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions
Online Problems and Assessments
Khan Academy – Questions and Video Lessons
Add and subtract fractions with like denominators: word problems
Add and subtract fractions with like denominators in recipes
Fraction Word Problems