Unit 4: Fraction & Mixed Number Operations

Overview

Ever wondered how to teach fraction and mixed number operations in an engaging way to your 5th-grade students?

In this unit plan, students will first learn about adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Later on, they will build on this to learn about adding and subtracting mixed numbers with unlike denominators.

Each lesson helps students master the unit through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding, and culminates with a real-life example that explores how fractions and mixed numbers are used in baking recipes, construction measurements, or budgeting.

It's an exciting way to teach fraction and mixed number operations while comprehensively meeting standards.

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Fraction and Mixed Number Operations Guided Notes w Doodles | 5th Grade Unit

Fraction and Mixed Number Operations Guided Notes w Doodles | 5th Grade Unit

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Learning Objectives

After this unit, students will be able to:

  • Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.

  • Add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators.

  • Multiply fractions using visual models and equations in the context of fraction and mixed number operations.

  • Divide fractions by whole numbers, unit fractions, and mixed numbers using visual models and equations.

Prerequisites

Before this unit, students should be familiar with:

  • Basic understanding of fractions and mixed numbers

  • Knowledge of equivalent fractions

  • Understanding of how to find the least common denominator

  • Ability to convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions

  • Familiarity with basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) on fractions and mixed numbers

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Fractions

  • Mixed Numbers

  • Unlike Denominators

  • Adding

  • Subtracting

  • Multiplying

  • Dividing

  • Visual Models

Lesson Map

Extensions

Fraction Operations GCF LCM 5th & 6th Grade Math Warm Ups Bell Ringers CCSS TEKS

Fraction Operations GCF LCM 5th & 6th Grade Math Warm Ups Bell Ringers CCSS TEKS

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Engage your students with daily math warm ups activities practicing fraction addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, GCF and LCM for your 5th and 6th grade students! These math warm-ups, also known as bell ringers, contains practice for operations with fractions, finding the greatest common factor (GCF) and least common multiple (LCM). Whether you're looking for review, daily math practice, spiral review, or quick test prep, your students will love this resource.

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Fractions Pixel Art Unit BUNDLE | 5th Grade CCSS

Fractions Pixel Art Unit BUNDLE | 5th Grade CCSS

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Students practice fractions including adding fractions (like and unlike denominators), subtracting fractions, multiplying fractions, dividing unit fractions by whole numbers, multiplying fractions by tiling, and fractions word problems in this 5th Grade CCSS Fractions Pixel Art Unit Bundle. Contains 9 products with 18 pixel art activities total for a complete 5th grade Common Core fractions unit.

These self-checking Google Sheets give students instant feedback. Incorrect answers are highlighted in red, and correct answers turn green and unlock parts of a mystery picture. They’re easy to assign, keep students engaged, and free up your time for differentiation and more.

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Unit 3

Numerical Expressions & Patterns

Unit 5

Measurement Units & Interpreting Data

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