Subtracting Fractions: Springling

Math Concept:

Subtraction, Fractions

Grade Level:

4th Grade, 5th Grade

Math Workshop Rotation:

Lesson Launch


Video, Blog Post

Resource Type:

Instructional Strategy, Flipped Classroom


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 helps students visualize the subtraction process in a way that makes sense and builds a mathematical understanding.