When I first started teaching adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators to my fifth graders, I quickly realized that they needed some concrete step-by-step directions. They also needed a way to organize their work. I racked my brain for a little while before coming up with this graphic organizer. My students love it, and they never confuse the steps again!

Adding and Subtracting Fractions Using the Four-Square Method

When I first started teaching adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators to my fifth graders, I quickly realized that they needed some concrete step-by-step directions. They also needed a way to organize their work. I racked my brain for a little while before coming up with this graphic organizer. My students love it, and they never confuse the steps again!

Turn fractions to decimals to percents foldable. a student asked me why the other teacher and i put grades differently (me with 5/20 and him with 4/10 on different assignments- why don't we do percentages she asks....) oh bother

Turn fractions to decimals to percents foldable. a student asked me why the other teacher and i put grades differently (me with 5/20 and him with 4/10 on different assignments- why don't we do percentages she asks....) oh bother

Ms. Smith's Interactive Notebook. Turning fractions into decimals - a story.

Ms. Smith's Interactive Notebook. Turning fractions into decimals - a story.

Math pennants to engage students in problem solving while building community and classroom decor.

Math Pennants are a fun way to show off student work

Math pennants to engage students in problem solving while building community and classroom decor.

Chex Mix Math : fun review activity --> estimate, write fractions, add, tally, sort, and compare!

Chex Mix Math : fun review activity --> estimate, write fractions, add, tally, sort, and compare!

This is a fun, engaging March Madness-themed math review packet. The activities include finding area, comparing fractions and decimals, all operations with decimals, and converting between fractions, decimals, and percents. It's great for any 4th or 5th grade standardized test prep with all CCSS aligned concepts. Mike's Math Mall - $

March Madness Math Review Packet - Area, Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

This is a fun, engaging March Madness-themed math review packet. The activities include finding area, comparing fractions and decimals, all operations with decimals, and converting between fractions, decimals, and percents. It's great for any 4th or 5th grade standardized test prep with all CCSS aligned concepts. Mike's Math Mall - $

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