Subtracting Fractions: Common Denominators

Math Concept:

Subtraction, Fractions

Grade Level:

4th Grade, 5th Grade

Math Workshop Rotation:

Lesson Launch


Video, Blog Post

Resource Type:

Instructional Strategy, Flipped Classroom


Shannon demonstrates how to use concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) means to help students learn to subtract fractions with common denominators. Additionally, see how to help students understand the process of reducing or simplifying fractions by visualizing the process with pattern blocks.