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Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

How much pie are you in the mood for? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you how to add and subtract fractions. Find out what one part of a whole looks like, and what happens if you cut that part down the middle. Learn about the two parts of a fraction, the numerator and the denominator. Discover what the lowest common denominator is, and how it’s the key to adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. And finally, see why too much pie might actually be a bad thing!

## Refraction Game Lesson Plan: Teaching Fractions Through Gameplay

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to make real-world, cross-curricular connections between math and science concepts. Students explore light refraction through online gameplay and an experiment.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Adding and Subtracting Fractions Lesson Plan: The Drop Zone Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore a variety of strategies for addition with fractions. Students will use physical and virtual models (including an online interactive game) to demonstrate an understanding of how to add fractions.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions Lesson Plan: Check The Denominator!

In this lesson plan adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP to learn how to identify the lowest common denominator in equations, and add and subtract unlike fractions. They’ll also explain in words and pictures how to add and subtract fractions.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Number Lines and Estimation Lesson Plan: Battleship Numberline Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore mathematical concepts such as whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Students will use interactive game play to understand relationships between numbers and estimate positions on a number line.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »