Add and Subtract Fractions and Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators

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MathCritters
5th, 6th
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worksheets
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PDF
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26
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\$3.50

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FRACTION FUN WITH WACKY HOLIDAYS!

These 6 worksheets cover adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators. Students must write the answers in simplest form. Great for homework assignments and partner work.

NOTE: The holidays included in this product are the same holidays included in my Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers product listed for 4th grade.

Students will enjoy adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers while learning about some wacky, unofficial holidays. People celebrate many unusual and silly holidays throughout the year. There are also some important historical events and happenings in our world today that people recognize.

Included:

• All materials come in color and black/white.
• 6 worksheets
• 2 calendar pages (Jan- Dec) - The calendars included show the year 2021, but since the holidays are celebrated every year on the same date, the year is irrelevant.
• Answer keys (The answer keys show the equivalent fractions using the LCD.)

4 worksheets - A copy of the calendar pages must be used with the following four worksheets. Great for homework assignments and partner work.

• Worksheet 1: Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators - simplify when necessary.
• Worksheet 2: Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators - simplify when necessary.
• Worksheet 3: Adding (with regrouping) and subtracting (no regrouping) mixed numbers with unlike denominators - simplify when necessary.
• Worksheet 4: Adding (with regrouping) and subtracting (with regrouping) mixed numbers with unlike denominators - simplify when necessary.

For each question, students solve the fraction or mixed number problem and find the simplified answer on one of the calendar pages. The answer will be located on the date when people celebrate that holiday.

Also, each problem (holiday) contains a fun fact, ways to celebrate, the history of the day recognized, or a “did you know” question for students to read before they solve the math problem.

EXAMPLES:

1) Celebrate National Candy Day on ________________. (Students solve the fraction problem and find the answer on the November calendar – November 4.)

• FUN FACT: M&M candies are one of the top-selling candies in the U.S. Did you ever wonder what the two m’s stand for on the candy? The m’s represent the last names of the two men who were the co-creators of the candy, Forrest Mars Sr. and Bruce Murrie.
• HOW TO CELEBRATE: You guessed it! Eat some of your favorite candy today. Take a survey to find out what kind of candy your friends and family like to eat.

2) Celebrate National Let’s Laugh Day on ________________. (Students solve the fraction problem and find the answer on the March calendar – March 19.)

• DID YOU KNOW? Laughing is so good for your body. Research has shown laughing can reduce stress levels and blood pressure, increase your immune system, and burn calories. Everyone loves to be around happy people.
• HOW TO CELEBRATE: Tell some jokes and tell some funny stories. Here is a funny joke to make you laugh. “What did the shark say when he ate the clownfish?” A: It tastes a bit funny!

2 National Day Riddle Worksheets - (Students do not use the calendar pages for the following two worksheets.) Students are given a month and date, and they must solve the fraction problems to figure out what people celebrate on that date.

Worksheet 1: Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators - simplify when necessary.

Worksheet 2: Adding (with regrouping) and subtracting (with regrouping) mixed numbers with unlike denominators - simplify when necessary.

TERMS OF USE: By purchasing this product, you have permission to copy for single classroom use only. You may copy this resource for your classroom and your students, but you MAY NOT copy and distribute it to others.

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