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Adding and Subtracting Fractions Color by Number


Practicing fraction addition and subtraction with unlike denominators has never been so much fun!

In this fractions activity, students solve 20 problem by adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators.

  • Then they self-check by finding the solution number on the coloring page and color it with the color indicated in the box for that problem.
  • Students will immediately know whether or not they solved correctly – if their answer is incorrect, they won’t find it on the coloring sheet!

Problems require students to:

  • Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators
  • Solve word problems by adding or subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators

There are 3 paper coloring versions and 1 Google Slides version:

Version A has the most detailed coloring, for students who work quickly.

Versions B and C:

  • Have 5 problems that are different from Version A. These 5 are a little easier—smaller denominators, easier to simplify (if simplifying is necessary.)
  • Have less detailed coloring than A; B and C have slightly different coloring

Google Slides version:

  • Same problems as paper versions B and C
  • Coloring instructions and link to Google Slides file are in PDF

Also includes 2 coloring pages with no numbers, for students to color their own way, for fun.

What teachers are saying about this resource:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“This is a great piece for review and/or fill in work over time. Students can complete a couple of problems over several days when they have time after finishing the daily assignment or it can be the full assignment itself.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“Used this for student work during a sub day and it was perfect! Students were engaged and practicing what we were learning in class!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”My students enjoyed this as a review of the fifth grade skills especially since they could match and color their answers. They have asked for more practice pages like this.” 


Adding and Subtracting Fractions Color by Number (cont’d)

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