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Welcome to the Math Salamanders 5th Grade Adding Subtracting Fractions Worksheets.

Here you will find a wide range of free printable Fifth Grade Fraction Worksheets which
will help your child to learn to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.

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At Fifth Grade, children enjoy exploring Math with these free 5th Grade Math problems and Math games.
Children will enjoy completing these 5th Grade Math Worksheets and playing these
Math games whilst learning at the same time.

During Fifth Grade, children learn about factors and prime numbers. They build on their learning of long division
and can divide numbers up to 1000 by two digit numbers.
They are able to multiply decimals by whole numbers, and are able to work out powers of a number.

Children are able to add and subtract fractions, decimals and mixed numbers, and learn to
multiply and divide fractions. They are able to solve multi-step problems
involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

These free printable Fifth Grade Math Games, and other Math Worksheets for fifth grade
will help your child to achieve their Elementary Math benchmark set out by Achieve, Inc.

In the UK, 5th Grade is equivalent to Year 6.

How to Add and Subtract Fractions

Here you will find support pages about how to add and subtract fractions.

Adding Subtracting Fractions Calculator

If you want to add two fractions together or subtract one fraction from another, please use the calculator below.

To enter a fraction, you have to enter the numerator followed by '/' followed by the denominator. E.g. 4/5 or 23/7

To enter a mixed fraction, first type the whole number followed by space followed by the numerator followed by '/' followed by the denominator. E.g. 3 1/4 (3 and a quarter).

This fraction calculator works out Fraction1 + Fraction2, or Fraction1 - Fraction2

If you need help to find out how to add or subtract fractions, there is more help further down this page!

Adding and Subtracting Fractions Video

This video clip shows you how to add and subtract fractions.

There are several different examples including adding and subtracting fractions with both like and unlike denominators, and also examples where one denominator is a multiple of the other.

Adding and Subtracting Fractions Worksheet

Here you will find a selection of Fraction worksheets designed to help your child understand how to add and subtract 2 fractions.

The sheets are carefully graded so that the easiest sheets come first, and the most difficult sheet is the last one.

I suggest that you start with adding fractions sheet 1, then go to subtracting fractions sheet 1, then adding sheet 2, subtracting sheet 2, etc. Once you have mastered these, try the adding and subtracting sheets section.

Before your child tackles adding and subtracting fractions, they should be confident with equivalent fractions.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- apply their understanding of equivalent fractions;
- add 2 fractions with different denominators;
- subtract 2 fractions with different denominators.

All the Adding & Subtracting Fractions sheets in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks for Fifth Grade.

Adding Fractions

Subtracting Fractions

Adding Subtracting Fractions

Equivalent Fractions Worksheets

Here you will find a selection of Fraction worksheets designed to help your child understand how to work out equivalent fractions.

This is a pre-requisite for knowing how to add and subtract fractions.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- develop an understanding of equivalent fractions;
- know when two fractions are equivalent;
- find a fraction that is equivalent to another.

All the free Equivalent Fractions worksheets in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks for 4th Grade.

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