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Jumping for Joy - Learn to Add Fractions with Common Denominators

PDF | 12 pages|Grade: 4

A teacher-faciliated problem solving introduction to fraction addition.

Students model, draw, and use fraction strips to solve fraction addition problems. Coach Kerosene encourages his long jumpers to prepare for an important track meet!

5 story problems include addition of fractions with the same denominators.

Use with the whole class, during guided math, with small groups, or in tutoring or intervention.

This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, a detailed answer key, and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.

A companion activity, A Bunch of Jumps, uses the same context but with fraction subtraction.

Published by TeachTransform
TeachTransform creates fun math activities that get students involved in real math. We bring decades of education experience to the task, and we believe that students learn best when teachers and students are having fun.

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