Adding Fractions: Common Denominators

Adding Fractions: Common Denominators

Read the Post Description: “Just add the numerators” – but why?? Using area model paper, Shannon demonstrates how to add fractions with common denominators with a little help from D.C. and decomposing! Help students to create a great pictorial...
Subtracting Fractions: Springling

Subtracting Fractions: Springling

Read the Post Description: One of our favorite Math Mights, Springling has a coily tail, fluffly eyelashes and fur, and likes to hop high to find the distance between two numbers. Springling can also find the distance between two fractions on an open number line, and...
Subtracting Fractions: Mixed Numbers

Subtracting Fractions: Mixed Numbers

Read the Post Description: Learn the why before the how! Using pattern blocks, see how decomposing with D.C. and renaming (not borrowing!) are the keys to successfully subtracting fractions with mixed...