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Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions Puzzle Pack

  • Updated

    Updated:  07 Jun 2024

Get your students adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators with this set of nine fraction puzzles!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  6 - 7

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teaching resource

Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions Puzzle Pack

  • Updated

    Updated:  07 Jun 2024

Get your students adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators with this set of nine fraction puzzles!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  6 - 7

Get your students adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators with this set of nine fraction puzzles!

The Ultimate Pack of Fraction Puzzles!

Puzzles are powerful teaching tools in any primary teacher’s toolkit. They make learning active, engaging and rewarding for students and promote valuable life-long skills such as critical thinking, perseverance and problem-solving. That’s why Teach Starter has created this bumper pack of puzzles focused on adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators! 

This set of 9 puzzles has been created by our dedicated teacher team to help your students practise this key maths skill in a fun and challenging way. The puzzles included in the pack are outlined below:

  • Adding Unlike Fractions Tarsia Puzzle
  • Adding Unlike Fractions Maze
  • Adding Unlike Fractions Mystery Picture
  • Subtracting Unlike Fractions Tarsia Puzzle
  • Subtracting Unlike Fractions Maze
  • Subtracting Unlike Fractions Mystery Picture
  • Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions Tarsia Puzzle
  • Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions Maze
  • Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions Mystery Picture

Answers for all puzzles are also included in the download.

These puzzles can be used as a whole-class, small-group/pair or individual activity. They can be used for homework, as a fast-finisher task or even as a formative assessment to see how your students are grasping this important concept.

Why Your Students Will Love These Fraction Puzzles

We know your students will love working on these fractions puzzles! Here’s why:

  1. A Sense of Accomplishment – Successfully completing a puzzle gives students a sense of accomplishment and boosts their confidence. This positive reinforcement encourages further engagement and a positive attitude towards learning.
  2. An Element of Gamification – Puzzles add an element of fun to learning, often perceived as games. This gamification of learning makes the educational process more enjoyable and less intimidating.
  3. A Sense of Variety – The diverse range of puzzles available keeps the learning experience fresh and interesting. This variety prevents monotony and keeps students curious and eager to see what comes next.

Download This Pack of Fraction Puzzles

Use the Download button above to access the easy-print PDF of the editable Google Slides version of this fraction puzzles pack. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides template on your personal drive before accessing it.)

As this resource contains answer sheets throughout, you may wish to print only one copy and remove the answer sheets before making further copies for your students.


This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a Teach Starter collaborator.


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