Subtract fractions

In today’s lesson, we will be learning how to subtract fractions with different denominators and find term to term rules in fraction subtraction sequences.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Add the following fractions.

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Q2.Add the following fractions. What is the answer as a mixed number in its simplest form?

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Q3.Add the following fractions. What is the answer as a mixed number in its simplest form?

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Q4.Find the missing numerator.

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Q5.Add the mixed numbers, giving the answer as an improper fraction.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Add the following fractions.

1/5

Q2.Add the following fractions. What is the answer as a mixed number in its simplest form?

2/5

Q3.Add the following fractions. What is the answer as a mixed number in its simplest form?

3/5

Q4.Find the missing numerator.

4/5

Q5.Add the mixed numbers, giving the answer as an improper fraction.

5/5

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Subtracting fractions with different denominators - Quiz

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Q1.Subtract the fractions below.

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Q2.Subtract the mixed numbers below.

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Q3.I ate 1/4 of a cake. Zak ate 1/8 of the cake. What is the difference between what we both ate?

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Q4.Iman walks 7/8 of a mile to school. Janiya walks 1/2 of a mile to school. How much further does Iman walk than Janiya?

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Q5.Solve the subtraction equation.

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Subtracting fractions with different denominators - Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Subtract the fractions below.

1/5

Q2.Subtract the mixed numbers below.

2/5

Q3.I ate 1/4 of a cake. Zak ate 1/8 of the cake. What is the difference between what we both ate?

3/5

Q4.Iman walks 7/8 of a mile to school. Janiya walks 1/2 of a mile to school. How much further does Iman walk than Janiya?

4/5

Q5.Solve the subtraction equation.

5/5

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