Add and subtract fractions with like denominators using models and symbols
Equals Game
Description This is a series of games to be played in pairs, which will take students from building and naming equivalent fractions, through to building and naming addition and subtraction equations. Students compose and decompose fractions in order to add and subtract using cards (fractions, equals sign and operation cards) and relational rods. 

Mathematics By exploring equivalence, students develop an understanding that equivalent fractions are simply different ways of naming the same quantity. In these games, students build a visual representation to match a corresponding fraction card. This builds a connection between visual representations and notational representations of fractions. These connections allow students to apply their understanding of equivalence in order to add and subtract fractions. 

Curriculum Connections Students will:


Instructional sequence
GAME 1 – Equivalent Fractions Game
GAME 2 – Adding and Subtracting Operations Game


Highlights of student thinking Students may:

Key questions


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