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# Subtracting Fractions With Like Denominators Worksheets

• Updated:  02 May 2024

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  8 Pages

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# Subtracting Fractions With Like Denominators Worksheets

• Updated:  02 May 2024

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  8 Pages

## Grab a Set of Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators Worksheets

Are you teaching your students how to subtract fractions with like denominators? If so, you’ll want to be teaching a variety of visual strategies to help make this abstract concept easier for your students to comprehend.

To support you in teaching these visual strategies to your students, the Teach Starter team has created this pack of four engaging worksheets, each designed to reinforce the common strategies that can be used to subtract fractions with like denominators.

This comprehensive pack of worksheets covers the following key strategies:

1. Fraction Circles – Students use the fractions circles provided to write and solve a subtraction equation. Answers must be represented in lowest terms.
2. Bar Models – Students use the bar models provided to write and solve a subtraction equation. Answers must be represented in lowest terms.
3. Number Lines – Students use the number lines to write and solve a subtraction equation. Answers must be represented in lowest terms.
4. Standard Algorithm – Students solve the standard algorithms involving fractions represented in written notation. Answers must be represented in lowest terms.

Choose the worksheet that aligns with your current strategy focus or use the pack as a revision activity once all strategies have been covered in class.

## Differentiate These Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators Worksheets

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

• Provide Manipulatives – While pictorial models provide a great scaffold for students when subtracting fractions with like denominators, sometimes students also require hand-held manipulatives to complete these types of fractions problems. Teach Starter has a great set of fractions wheels which can be used for this purpose.
• Extend with Word Problems – If you have students who thrive when given a challenge, then we suggest asking these students to write word problems for some of the questions on the worksheet. Be sure the students understand that their word problems must make sense in light of the visual representations provided.

Use the dropdown menu on the Download button to access either the printable PDF or the editable Google Slides version of this resource. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides version to your personal drive before accessing it.)

As this resource contains answer sheets, we recommend printing one copy of the entire file. Then, remove the answer sheets and make photocopies of the worksheets as required.

This resource was created by Brittany Collins, a teacher in Indiana and a Teach Starter collaborator.

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