Fraction Attraction Pack: Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Renaming
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So, your students know how to subtract fractions. They know how to find the common denominator, write equivalent fractions, subtract and write the answer in lowest terms...but, what happens when they are ready to subtract and find that the top numerator is smaller than the bottom?? “Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Renaming” shows the process of renaming in step-by-step details.

This packet contains:

• A Fold-up which would fit well in a math journal or as a stand alone resource. The fold-up explains and demonstrates how to rename when subtracting mixed numbers.

• A full-sheet handout. This handout contains the same information as the tri-fold fold-up, just in a single sheet format. I find this sheet works well as a quick reference sheet. In addition, many students like to take it home and share with their parents.

• Two page worksheet. The worksheet provides an organized format which will help the student practice the skill. The worksheet progressively increases in difficulty, until finally the student is completing the entire process.

• A one-sided cut and paste worksheet is also included. The cut and paste sheet is not as structured as the two page worksheet. I would suggest using this page once students have practiced the skill for some time.

• Answer keys for all worksheets are also included.


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Created: Aug 30, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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