4th Grade, Fractions, Math, Math Skills Review

4th Grade Math – Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

In 4th grade, students should learn to add and subtract fractions. The first step is to teach students to add and subtract fractions with ‘like’ denominators.  

Here are examples of adding fractions with like denominators:

Here are examples of subtracting fractions with like denominators:

Students can easily begin with like denominator fractions because it only requires that they add or subtract the numerators.

All the above examples are proper fractions and the easiest for students to work with.

However, there are three types of fractions…

Proper Fractions:
The numerator is greater than (or equal to) the denominator
Improper Fractions:
The numerator is greater than (or equal to) the denominator
Mixed Fractions:
A whole number and proper fraction together –

Fraction Types: Proper, Improper, Mixed

If students are adding and subtracting improper fractions, adding and subtracting is still straightforward as long as all fractions have like denominators. However, what should a student do when presented with mixed fractions?

First, each mixed fraction should be changed into an improper fraction. To convert a mixed fraction to an improper fraction, follow these steps:

  • Multiply the whole number part by the fraction’s denominator.
  • Add that to the numerator
  • Then write the result on top of the denominator.

Once all mixed fractions in an addition or subtraction problem are converted and all denominators are the same, then addition and subtraction can easily take place by adding or subtracting the numerators while the denominators stay the same!

To help students master adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators, My Teaching Library has developed these products…

Each of these downloadable, printable, ready to use workbooks include 10 worksheets. Each worksheet includes 10 problems. These workbooks also include answer keys so they are truly ready to print and go!


My Teaching Library has many additional fraction related resources! Here is a sample:

Here is a resource that all Math students should have…Math Glossary

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3rd Grade, 4th Grade, American History, Informational Text, Presidents, Reading Comprehension

Learning about Abraham Lincoln – 3rd & 4th Grades

Abraham Lincoln | Informational Text and Activities

As early as 3rd and 4th grades, students should be diving in to American History. They also are needing to strengthen their ability to read and comprehend, with greater detail, content area text. This resource from My Teaching Library has been designed to not only teach students about the 16th president of the United States but to give students a chance to practice reading to comprehend informational text.

The first page of this resource is informational text. It is a 3 on the Automated Readability Index. It begins teaching about Lincoln’s his early life in Kentucky and progresses through his life touching on his family, his career as a lawyer, his presidency and finally his death by the hands of John Wilkes Booth.

After reading the text, the students have a reading comprehension worksheet, multiple choice, to test their understanding.

Next, there are two additional activities that can be used. One is a postcard writing activity and the other is a research activity.

If you like this resource for your classroom, here are other resources that you’ll love…Lincoln Memorial | Informational Text and Activities
Abraham Lincoln | History Project
Shape Book – Lincoln

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3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Informational Text, Social Studies

Social Studies Lesson: Lincoln Memorial for 3rd-4th Grades

Studying national landmarks? Perhaps you are preparing classroom activities centered around Abraham Lincoln? Here is a cross-curricular resource that is perfect to use in 3rd-4th grade classrooms and will fit into both your Social Studies and Language Arts plans.

It includes:

  • 1 page of Informational text on the Lincoln Memorial and will inform students of the location, it’s design, when constructed and more.
    Automated Readability Index: 3.5
  • 1 comprehension worksheet with a mix of short answer, multiple choice and true false questions. There is also an opinion question. (Answer key provided)
  • A drawing activity
  • A postcard writing activity

Additional resources you’ll love…

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4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, Interactive notebook, notebooking, U.S. States

Studying the U.S.A?

Are you currently teaching students about the U.S. 50 States? Are you looking to begin a social studies or geography study on the our 50 nifty states? If so, you’ll want to add this resource to your plans!

This is an interactive, student centered resource which will allow students to research, report and gain valuable geography and history knowledge about the great United States! Using this resources, students can produce beautiful projects about one, two, ten or all fifty states!

SEE A FLIPBOOK PREVIEW HERE

It includes:

  • How to use (General directions)
  • Teacher pages – Planning/Assignment pages, evaluation rubric, supply list
  • Student pages – Organizational pages (cover page, table of contents, k-w-l)
  • State outlines
  • U.S. maps (complete, regional, topographical, color and black/white, Mississippi river system
  • Informational resources (capitals, state birds, flowers, animals and date of statehood)
  • State capital bookmarks
  • Student project templates
    – Venn Diagram
    – Untitled report pages (with and without illustrations and/or maps)
    – Title report pages: Symbols of the U.S.A, State Symbols, State Motto, Capitals, trees, birds, flowers, State flag and seal, , timelines

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4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, Interactive notebook, notebooking, U.S. States

Studying the U.S.A?

Are you currently teaching students about the U.S. 50 States? Are you looking to begin a social studies or geography study on the our 50 nifty states? If so, you’ll want to add this resource to your plans!

This is an interactive, student centered resource which will allow students to research, report and gain valuable geography and history knowledge about the great United States! Using this resources, students can produce beautiful projects about one, two, ten or all fifty states!

SEE A FLIPBOOK PREVIEW HERE

It includes:

  • How to use (General directions)
  • Teacher pages – Planning/Assignment pages, evaluation rubric, supply list
  • Student pages – Organizational pages (cover page, table of contents, k-w-l)
  • State outlines
  • U.S. maps (complete, regional, topographical, color and black/white, Mississippi river system
  • Informational resources (capitals, state birds, flowers, animals and date of statehood)
  • State capital bookmarks
  • Student project templates
    – Venn Diagram
    – Untitled report pages (with and without illustrations and/or maps)
    – Title report pages: Symbols of the U.S.A, State Symbols, State Motto, Capitals, trees, birds, flowers, State flag and seal, , timelines

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3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Math, Valentine's Day

Day 4: 14 Days of Valentine’s Day Themed Teaching Resources

Students love playing games! Have them practice their multiplication knowledge and reinforce those Math facts with this FUN card game! It is themed for February – Valentine’s Day but can be used anytime of the year because students will love the hearts and penguins. Multiplication facts 0-10 are included.

Game Pieces

  • – 96 math cards
  • – 2 wild cards
  • – Cover for the back of each card

Detailed game ‘HOW TO PLAY’ instructions included!

My Teaching Library has another fun multiplication card game you’ll love: Multiplication Card Game – Stomped | Facts 0-12

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