Unit 3, Lesson 5, Grade 5 icon
Unit 3, Lesson 5

Subtract fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.

EngageNY 60 min(s)

In this lesson, students to subtract fractions with unlike denominators. They start subtracting unit fractions with unlike denominators by drawing models of equivalent fractions. For example, students solve 1/3 -1/4. Then they subtract non-unit fractions with unlike denominators by drawing and writing a model of equivalent fractions.

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