Welcome to our Adding Subtracting Fractions Worksheets page.

Here you will find a wide range of 5th Grade Fraction Worksheets which
will help your child to learn to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.

If you are looking for help, we also have a how-to add and subtract fractions video and links to our support pages about adding and subtracting fractions.

- How to Add and Subtract Fractions support
- Adding Subtracting Fractions Calculator
- All Adding Subtracting Fractions Worksheets
- Adding Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators
- Adding Subtracting Fractions (with Like Denominators) Quiz
- Adding Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators
- Adding Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators Quiz
- More related Math resources

Formula for adding two fractions

\[{a \over b} + {c \over d} = {ad + bc \over bd} \]

Formula for subtracting two fractions

\[{a \over b} - {c \over d} = {ad - bc \over bd} \]

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

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.

If you want to use our Free Fraction Calculator to do the work for you then use the link below.

Our Fraction calculator will allow you to add or subtract fractions and show you the steps to work it out.

Otherwise, for more detailed support, keep reading!

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

The sheets have been split into sections so that you can easily select the right one for your needs.

Within each section the sheets get gradually harder and bring in different skills such as simplifying.

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

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- add and subtract 2 fractions with the same denominator;
- add and subtract 2 fractions with different denominators;
- add and subtract improper fractions;
- apply their understanding of equivalent fractions;
- simplify fractions;
- convert an improper fraction to a mixed number.

Sheet 1: like denominators; no simplifying needed.

Sheet 2: like denominators; some simplifying of fractions needed.

Sheet 1: like denominators; some simplifying but no converting needed.

Sheet 2: like denominators; simplifying and converting to mixed numbers needed.

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This quick quiz tests your understanding and skill at adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators.

Sheet 1: easier denominators with one denominator a multiple of the other; no simplifying needed.

Sheet 2: easier denominators with one denominator a multiple of the other; some simplifying needed.

Sheet 3: harder denominators - supported; no simplifying needed.

Sheet 3: harder denominators; simplifying needed.

Sheet 1: easy denominators - one denominator is a multiple of the other; simplifying and converting needed.

Sheet 2: harder denominators; simplifying and converting needed.

Sheet 3: harder denominators; simplifying and converting needed.

Our quizzes have been created using Google Forms.

At the end of the quiz, you will get the chance to see your results by clicking 'See Score'.

This will take you to a new webpage where your results will be shown. You can print a copy of your results from this page, either as a pdf or as a paper copy.

For incorrect responses, we have added some helpful learning points to explain which answer was correct and why.

We do not collect any personal data from our quizzes, except in the 'First Name' field which is optional. We collect this information so that if a class of students is taking a quiz, the individual results can be recorded along with the first name of the student.

We also collect the results from the quizzes which we use to help us to develop our resources.

For more information on the information we collect, please take a look at our Privacy Policy

If the error message 'File Unavailable' should appear in a pop-up window with a 'RELOAD' option in the bottom right corner of the screen:

- Don't click the RELOAD link - it doesn't do anything
- click anywhere on the screen but not inside the pop-up window
- the pop-up window should disappear and you should be able to see your results.
- NB. This error is a Google error in the Google Quiz app - it is currently unresolved!

We would be grateful for any feedback on our quizzes, please let us know using our Contact Us link, or use the Facebook Comments form at the bottom of the page.

This quick quiz tests your understanding and skill at adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.

Take a look at some more of our resources similar to these.

We have created a random generator for making your own adding and subtracting fractions worksheets.

You can change your fraction values, choose whether you want like or unlike denominators or change from proper to improper fractions.

The sheets in this section will help you practice just adding fractions.

Some of the sheets also involve simplifying the fractions and converting the answers to mixed fractions.

Equivalent fractions are fractions which have the same value as each other.

We have a support page to help you understand all about equivalent fractions, and also some equivalent fractions worksheets.

Here you will find a selection of Fraction Worksheets based on multiplying and dividing fractions.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- multiply and divide fractions by whole numbers and other fractions;
- multiply and divide mixed fractions.

All the printable fraction worksheets in this section support the Elementary Math benchmarks for 5th Grade.

Our Least Common Multiple Calculator will find the lowest common multiple of 2 or more numbers.

It will tell you the best multiple to convert the denominators of the fractions you are adding or subtracting into.

There are also some worked examples.

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