Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

Welcome to our Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators page.

Here you will find our selection of worksheets designed to help your child master the skill of subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

How to Add and Subtract Fractions Support

Here you will find support pages about how to add and subtract fractions (with both like and unlike denominators).

Adding Subtracting Fractions Calculator

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 and worksheets, keep reading!

How to Add and Subtract Fractions with Like Denominators Video

Find out how to add and subtract fractions with like denominators using the video below.

Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators Worksheets

Here you will find a selection of Free Fraction worksheets designed to help your child understand how to subtract fractions with the same denominator. The sheets are graded so that the easier ones are at the top.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • subtract fractions with the same denominator.
  • solve some simple fraction subtraction word problems with fraction diagrams;
  • solve a problem where the difference is given and one of the other fractions is missing.

We have split the worksheets into 3 sections:

  • The first section contains subtracting fractions word problems using circles - a contextual and visual way to understand this concept.
  • The second section contains just subtracting fractions with like denominators with no extra support.
  • The third section contains both adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators.

Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators Using Circles

A great way to introduce and understand this concept is to use visual representations of fractions.

The questions on these sheets involve solving a fraction pizza problem by shading different fractions and then crossing different amounts out to give the resulting fraction answer.

This is then converted into a simple fraction subtraction sentence!

Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators - problems only

The first sheet is supported and has the denominators all filled in.

The second sheet is for more independent students.

The third sheet is more of a challenge, as it involves filling in missing fractions when the sum or difference are given.

Adding & Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

The first sheet involves using fraction diagrams to look at the pattern between adding and subtracting fractions.

The other 3 sheets are more traditional fraction problems involving adding and subtracting fractions.

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Adding & Subtracting Fractions with unlike denominators

These sheets are all about adding (and subtracting) fractions with different denominators.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • add and subtracting fractions with different denominators;
  • apply your equivalent fractions knowledge.

More Third Grade Fraction Worksheets

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • understand what fractions are;
  • relate fractions to everyday objects and quantities;
  • place different fractions on a number line;
  • shade in different fractions of a shapes;
  • work out unit fractions of numbers.

Learning Fractions Math Help Page

Here you will find the Math Salamanders free online Math help pages about Fractions.

There is a wide range of help pages including help with:

  • fraction definitions;
  • equivalent fractions;
  • converting improper fractions;
  • how to add and subtract fractions;
  • how to convert fractions to decimals and percentages;
  • how to simplify fractions.
 

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