Ms. Lopez’s 4th/5th grade students at St. Andrew in NKC are practicing their fractions. They are learning how to find equivalent fractions in higher terms. Before this practice, they created a fraction fringe exercise which could be manipulated to show equivalent fractions.

This practice showed students how to find the higher terms fractions by multiplying by a common number, this in turn, will help when students need to find common denominators.

Currently, students are working on adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators. They are also working on adding and subtracting mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators.