Adding and Subtracting Decimals and Fractions
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 5 and 6 - 5.NF.A.1 and 6.NS.B.3
Tips for Adding and Subtracting Decimals and Fractions - Applying arithmetic operations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, on whole numbers is easy and not that of a challenge. The students begin to face challenges when they have to apply the basic operations on decimal numbers of fractions. There are certain rules that students have to follow when adding decimal numbers. To become a pro at addition of decimal numbers, memorizing these rules prove very helpful. 1. Always write the digits at the right place value. If two numbers do not have equal digits, place zero where the digit ends. 2. Add just like you add whole numbers. 3. The decimal point of all numbers must lie exactly below the first one. These lessons and worksheets have students learn how to be comfortable with adding or subtracting decimals and/or fractions.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Both Types of Problems Step-by-step Lesson- These topics overlap a great deal. That is why I put them together here.
- Guided Lesson - The Big Bad Wolf has brought his napsack for these problems.
- Tricky Guided Lesson Explanation - It is worded "tricky" because you need to pay attention to your order of operations.
- Practice Worksheet 1 - Welcome! Fraction to the left, decimals to the right.
The first version has slightly easier problems to help students build confidence.
- Homework 1 - Find each sum or difference. Fraction answers must be proper and in simplest terms.
- Homework 2 - Decimals: Align the decimal points then add or subtract.
Problem number three can be written as an improper fraction or mixed number.
- Practice 2 - Fractions: Get common denominators, add or subtract, then simplify.