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Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions Word Problems Worksheets

• Updated:  09 May 2024

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  4 Pages

• Years:  5 - 6

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teaching resource

Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions Word Problems Worksheets

• Updated:  09 May 2024

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  4 Pages

• Years:  5 - 6

Grab These Adding and Subtracting Fractions Word Problems!

Can your students confidently solve equations involving addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators? If so, they’re ready to tackle word problems! Word problems enable students to apply their addition and subtraction skills to a new context. Students must also be able to interpret the question, work out which operation to use, communicate their working out in a clear and logical manner, and then express the correct answer!

This set of two worksheets contains adding and subtracting fractions word problems. The fractions involved in each question have like denominators. The first page focuses on addition word problems while the second page focuses on subtraction word problems. There are four word problems on each page.

Answers are also included to make marking fast and painless!

Differentiate This Adding and Subtracting Fractions Activity

Are you looking for ways to support the needs of all students while using these adding and subtracting fractions word problems? Here are a few suggestions:

• Highlight the Key Information – Some students can find word problems overwhelming if they do not know where to begin. Show these students how to highlight the key information in the problem, such as the fractions that need to be worked with. This will set them well on their way to success!
• Write Your Own – Challenge more-capable students to write additional word problems that involve addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators. Students can swap these with a partner to complete.

Because these worksheets include answer sheets, we recommend printing one copy of the entire file. Then, make the required number of photocopies of the worksheets.

This resource was created by Heather Chambers, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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