# 8 Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators Worksheet

In this article, I will show the procedures of adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators worksheet. In a classroom, I can still picture myself working on adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. There were a lot of them. By subtracting, then simplifying, we may find the equal fraction and the Least Common Multiple. I must admit that it was difficult for me and that I had no idea what I was doing. Modeling fractions and using those **models to add** and subtract is a wonderful way to help children master all these steps and understand what they are doing. And these cut-and-paste activities are designed to do just that!

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## 8 Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators Worksheet

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## Subtracting Fractions

Let’s look at this **subtraction problem**. We are taking away 4/6 minus 1/3. We need to start by selecting a viable model. By skipping counting by the denominators, three and six, we can first determine the LCM (least common multiple).

3: 3, 6

6: 6

As you can see, six is the LCM, so now we want to find a shape that has six equal parts. Once that is done, we are going to color in the fraction I’m starting with, four-sixths. Now it gets confusing because I have to cross off one-third. My shape is divided into six parts, not three, so we have to be careful here. This is where the time spent building fraction sense or working on **equivalent fractions** comes in. To subtract one-third, I must figure out the equivalent of that fraction when the denominator changes to six.

1/3 x 2/2 = 2/6 or we could take the hexagon and divide it up into three equal parts. However you choose to do this, we can see that we need to cross off 2 parts, and when we do we have two-sixths left.

## Simplifying Fractions

If you have spent much time working with students and fractions, you know that getting them to **simplify** their answer is always a struggle. These cut-and-paste worksheets are a great approach to emphasize the significance of simplifying fractions. The kids would have correctly identified the solution 2/6 in the aforementioned example, but this is not one of the options. The kids get to identify an analogous fraction and simplify their response once more. The 4/6 – 1/3 can then be added to the 1/3 category once they’ve done that!

## Adding Fractions

We go on to add now that we have mastered subtraction, and it seems a lot simpler after some subtraction.

Let’s multiply 4/10 by 2/5.

We must start by determining the LCM, just like in subtraction.

5: 5, 10

10: 10

Since the LCM is 10, we need to find a model with ten evenly spaced out pieces. After that is completed, we color 4/10 in a single color. The analogous fraction of 2/5 that has a denominator of ten is 4/10, which we find next. Now we get to use a different color to color in the remaining 4/10. We finally determine the solution and simplify it. Eight-tenths of it are colored.

8/10 ÷ 2/2 = 4/5!!!!!

It is that easy.

## 8 Activities on Adding and Subtracting Fraction Games for Your Youngsters

Our children will be able to use adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators worksheets very easily and interactively with the help of this activity. This approach is quite successful. This method should assist your young champ in learning **basic math operations** and laying a solid calculating foundation.

**Prep-Work**

This activity is a simple, no-prep activity.

- First, print off the cut-and-paste pages.

- Finally, provide scissors, glue, and colored pencils.

That is it!! Now on to how to use these cut-and-paste pages.

### Adding and Subtracting Fractions Board Game

- First, gather the children and sit in a circle.
- Then, take the board of the game into the gathering.
- After that, the game will be started by rolling the dice.
- If any child lands on a picture on the board, he or she will draw a card and solve the addition or subtraction.
- Other children will match the answer with the answer sheet.
- If the answer is correct then he or she will proceed in the game, but if the answer is not correct he will be stuck in the place and need to draw another card and solve it.
- The game will circulate in this manner.

### Treasure Hunt with Adding and Subtracting Fractions

- Gather all the children first.
- Then make two teams.
- Introduce a map to every team
- Then, the game will be started by rolling the dice.
- When a team lands on a box, they need to draw a card and solve the addition or subtraction problem written on the card.
- If the answer is correct, they will get the box. If the answer is wrong, they will not get the box.
- After finishing the path, which team that has the most number of the box will win the game.

### Adding and Subtracting Fractions Snake Game

- First, roll the dice and start the game.
- If a child lands on a box with a snake symbol then he or she needs to draw a card and solve the problem.
- If the child can give the correct answer, he or she can proceed with the game. Otherwise, he or she needs to start from the first step.
- In this way, whoever will end the game first will be the winner of the game.

### Adding and Subtracting Improper Fractions with Unlike Denominators

In this portion of this article, you will add and subtract improper fractions with unlike denominators in adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators worksheet. This is another activity on adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. The process is very simple. At first, find the LCM of the two denominators and then find the addition or subtraction of the numerators. The improper fractions are a kind of fractions in which the numerator is greater than the denominators.

### Adding Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Another adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators activity is to add fractions and mixed numbers. The mixed numbers are the different forms of improper fractions. You will add fractions and mixed numbers by transforming mixed numbers into improper fractions.

### Adding Mixed Numbers

Adding mixed numbers is another activity of adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators worksheet activity. This is also a simple activity. After transforming the mixed numbers into improper fractions, the operation will be easier.

### Subtracting Mixed Fractions

Subtracting mixed numbers is another activity of adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators worksheet activity. This is also a simple activity. After transforming the mixed numbers into improper fractions, the operation will be easier.

### Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators Word Problems

Mathematical problems become harder when the problems become word problems. Here we have set some word problems for your practice. Download the worksheet and practice yourself.

## Download Free Printable PDF

Download the following adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators worksheets and play with your kiddo with joy.

Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators does not have to be a difficult chore! With some modeling and fun cut-and-paste activities, your kiddos will get some fun practice that will build fractions sense. If you have any kind of questions or suggestions, feel free to write them down in the comment box.

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