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Subtracting Fractions With Like Denominators Interactive Maze

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    Updated:  24 May 2024

Get your students to subtract like fractions to find their way out of a space-themed digital maze!

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

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    Pages:  5 Pages

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    Grade:  4

teaching resource

Subtracting Fractions With Like Denominators Interactive Maze

  • Updated

    Updated:  24 May 2024

Get your students to subtract like fractions to find their way out of a space-themed digital maze!

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  5 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Grade

    Grade:  4

Get your students to subtract like fractions to find their way out of a space-themed digital maze!

Get Your Students to Subtract Fractions with Like Denominators

Get ready to take your students on an exciting journey through outer space with this interactive maze based around subtracting fractions with like denominators!

This fun and challenging digital maze activity set has been designed by our passionate teacher team to allow your students to practice subtracting fractions with like denominators. Students are led through the maze by Numen Fraction, a space explorer in search of new planets. Students take on the role of Numen’s navigator. The maze consists of 20 different intersections (questions) that require them to solve a subtraction equation involving fractions with like denominators. Each intersection provides three new potential routes that the students can follow; however, only the correct answer will lead them forward in the maze! The incorrect answers lead to asteroid fields, unfamiliar moons and planets, and even supernovas!

The questions in the maze are presented in a number of different ways. This helps familiarize students with the different strategies that can be used to solve such equations. These include:

  • Number lines
  • Fraction tiles
  • Written algorithms
  • Word problems

This resource contains two files that need to be downloaded separately. The first download is the Google Slides file containing the interactive maze. This can be projected onto your interactive screen or assigned to your students in Google Classroom. The second download is a recording sheet for students in an easy-to-print PDF format. This file also contains the answers, so be sure to remove them before distributing them to students!

Using This Digital Fractions Game in Your Classroom

As most teachers will attest, students love gamified learning! It creates a dynamic and interactive classroom environment and has multiple benefits, such as enhanced student engagement and motivation. It can even improve learning outcomes!

Here is one way you might like to implement this subtracting like fractions resource in your classroom:

  1. Place your students into small groups.
  2. Display each question in turn and allow the groups to work together to answer it.
  3. Choose a group at random. Allow one student from that group to come up to the board and select the answer they think is correct.
  4. If the answer is correct, move on to the next question. If not, call up a representative from a different group to select an answer.
  5. Continue until you reach the end of the presentation.

Download to Play This Subtracting Fractions Game 

Use the Download button to access this resource. Remember, you will need both the interactive maze file and the printable recording sheet.

Please be aware that you will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides file and save it to your personal drive before accessing it.

Be sure to operate the presentation in Slideshow mode.


This resource was created by Michael Bailey, a teacher in New York and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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