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Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions Puzzle Pack

  • Updated

    Updated:  06 Jun 2024

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

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  27 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  4

teaching resource

Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions Puzzle Pack

  • Updated

    Updated:  06 Jun 2024

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

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  27 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  4

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

The Ultimate Pack of Fraction Puzzles!

It’s no news to teachers that kids love puzzles, but did you know that puzzles are considered to be a powerful teaching tool in math? Not only do puzzles make learning active, engaging and rewarding for students, but they also promote 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 like denominators! 

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

  • Adding Like Fractions Tarsia Puzzle
  • Adding Like Fractions Maze
  • Adding Like Fractions Mystery Picture
  • Subtracting Like Fractions Tarsia Puzzle
  • Subtracting Like Fractions Maze
  • Subtracting Like Fractions Mystery Picture
  • Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions Tarsia Puzzle
  • Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions Maze
  • Adding and Subtracting Like 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 Clear Goal with Immediate Feedback – The fraction puzzles have clear goals and provide immediate rewards (solving the puzzle). This clarity and quick feedback loop keeps students motivated and engaged throughout the activity.
  2. An Element of Competition – The fraction puzzles introduce a healthy sense of competition, either against oneself (improving speed or accuracy) or others (competing in a friendly manner). This competitive aspect can drive students to stay engaged and give their best effort.
  3. Motivation to Solve the Puzzle – Solving a puzzle is inherently satisfying! The reward of completion provides intrinsic motivation, making students more eager to participate and stay on-task.

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 teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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