Videos to help Grade 5 students learn how to add fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.

Common Core Standards: 5.NF.1, 5.NF.2

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New York State Common Core Math Module 3, Grade 5, Lesson 3

Lesson 3 Application Problem

Alex squeezed 2 liters of juice for breakfast. If he pours the juice equally into 5 glasses, how many liters of juice will be in each glass? (Bonus: How many milliliters are in each glass?)

Lesson 3 Concept Development

1/2 + 1/4

1 half plus 1 fourth

Problem 2

1/3 + 1/2

Problem 3

2/3 + 1/4

Problem 4

2/5 + 2/3

Problem 5

2/7 + 2/3

1. For the following problems, draw a picture using the rectangular fraction model and write the answer.

Simplify your answer.

c) 1/4 + 1/6

d) 1/3 + 1/7

e) 3/4 + 1/5

f) 2/3 + 2/7

This video demonstrates how to add simple fractions with unlike denominators using rectangular models.

1. For the following problems, draw a picture using the rectangular fraction model and write the answer.

Simplify your answer.

a) 1/4 + 1/3

b) 1/4 + 1/5

1. For the following problems, draw a picture using the rectangular fraction model and write the answer.

Simplify your answer.

a) 1/4 + 1/3

b) 1/4 + 1/5

f) 3/5 + 3/7

Solve the following problems. Draw a picture and/or write the number sentence that proves the answer.

3. Cynthia completed 2/3 of the items on her to-do list in the morning, and finished 1/8 of the items during her lunch break. How much of her to-do list is finished by the end of her lunch break? (Bonus: How much of her to-do list does she still have to do after lunch?)

1. For the following problems, draw a picture using the rectangular fraction model and write the answer.

Simplify your answer.

e) 1/4 + 2/5

Solve the following problems. Draw a picture and/or write the number sentence that proves the answer.

2. Rajesh jogged 3/4 mile, and then walked 1/6 mile to cool down. How far did he travel?

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