Document# Excerpt 3: Number & Operation--Fractions in Grade 5 (Pages 11-14)

Progressions for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics## Progressions for the CCSSM: Number & Operation--Fractions in Grades 3-5

Description: One of a series of documents describing the progression of a topic across several grade levels, informed both by research on children's development and by the structure of mathematics. Grade 5 students extend this reasoning to situations where it is necessary to re-express both fractions in terms of a new denominator. Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators.

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