Online Learning

Curriculum Resources
Take learning to the next level and transform the way you teach with a vast library of ready-to-use, standards-aligned, adaptable curriculum resources. The resources listed below are either available with an Online Learning Subscription which allows you to instruct, assess and track student performance or as individual hands-on classroom resources which can be purchased. Choose from Multimedia Lessons, Curriculum Mastery Games, Flip Charts, Visual Learning Guides, Flash Cards, Vocabulary Cards, and Curriculum Modules available on our online store. PREMIUM ONLINE LEARNING SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS
• Select By Standard
• CURRICULUM RESOURCES
• General Science
• Life Science / Biology
• Human Body
• Earth Science
• Physical Science
• Chemistry
• Math
• Language Arts
• Social Studies

Subtracting Fractions

Back

Study Guide

Provides a quick overview of the topic selected!

Flash Cards

Practice and review the topic selected with illustrated flash cards!

Quiz

Assess students’ understanding of the topic selected!

Worksheets

Print illustrated worksheets!

Games

Engage students with interactive games.

Study Guide Subtracting Fractions Mathematics, Grade 5

1
/
2
SUBTRACTING FRACTIONS How to Subtract Fractions Fractions consist of two numbers. The top number is called the numerator. The bottom number is called the denominator. numerator denominator To subtract two fractions with the same denominator: Subtract the numerators and Place that difference over the common denominator. Example: Find the difference between 5/9 and 2/9. Subtract the numerators: 5 2 = 3 Place the 3 over the common denominator 9, and simplify The result is 3/9 = 1/3 To subtract fractions with different denominators: Find the Lowest Common Denominator (LCD) of the fractions Rename the fractions to have the LCD Subtract the numerators of the fractions The difference will be the numerator and the LCD will be the denominator of the answer. Simplify the fraction Example: Find the difference between 3/12 and 2/9. Determine the Greatest Common Factor of 12 and 9 which is 3 Either multiply the numbers and divide by the GCF (9*12=108, 108/3=36) - OR - Divide one of the numbers by the GCF and multiply the answer times the other number (12/3=4, 9*4=36) Rename the fractions to use the Lowest Common Denominator (3/12=9/36, 2/9=8/36) The result is 9/36 - 8/36 Subtract the numerators and put the difference over the LCD = 1/36 Simplify the fraction if possible. In this case it is not possible © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Try This! Find the difference for the following fractions: 3/5 2/5 = _______ 9/25 11/25 = ________ 2/3 9/24 = ________ 4/8 6/10 = ________ © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.