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5th Grade Math - Add and Subtract Fractions with Models

Updated: Apr 16

This post explains and gives practice opportunities related to TEKS 5.3H:

represent and solve addition and subtraction of fractions with unequal denominators referring to the same whole using objects and pictorial models and properties of operations


Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators requires that students first find a common denominator. To aid in that, pictorial representations are used.


STAAR Practice

Between 2016 and 2023 (including redesign practice), this supporting standard has been tested 6 times on the STAAR test. Videos explaining each problem can be found below. If you'd rather take a quiz over these questions, click here. The videos below are linked to the questions in the quiz as answer explanations after the quiz is submitted.


To view all the posts in this 5th grade TEKS review series, click here.

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