Add, Subtract, Multiply Fractions Lessons – Like Denominators


Want to save time planning your adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions unit and have access to activities that students love? These SOL-aligned Add, Subtract, Multiply Lessons (with Like Denominators) come with detailed lesson plans, worksheets, games, centers, exit tickets, assessments, and much more! PDF and digital activities are included for both in-personal and virtual learning.

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Add, Subtract, Multiply Fractions Lessons – Like Denominators (Math SOL 4.CE.3)

Are you looking for no-prep lessons and activities to teach adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions with like denominators? Look no further! These Add, Subtract, Multiply Fractions Lessons provide everything you need to teach adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators and multiplying a whole number by a unit fraction! Save time planning and your students will love completing the hands-on activities found in this unit.

To take a closer look at some of the things included in this unit, check out the preview images at the top of the page!

What will students learn through these detailed lesson plans?

10 Detailed lesson plans are included to help students learn and practice the following skills–

  • Find the greatest common factor of two or three numbers.
  • Simplify fractions.
  • Convert an improper fraction to a mixed number and a mixed number to an improper fraction.
  • Determine the sum or difference of two fractions (proper or improper) and/or mixed numbers (having like denominators) and simplify the resulting fraction. Addition and subtraction with fractions may include regrouping.
  • Estimate the sum or difference of two fractions (proper or improper) and/or mixed numbers (having like denominators).
  • Multiply a whole number and a unit fraction (limited to denominators of 12 or less).
  • Apply the inverse property of multiplication in models.
  • Solve single-step word problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication with fractions.

**When adding and subtracting fractions, denominators are limited to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12.**

What comes in this Add, Subtract, Multiply Fractions Lessons?

You will find the following included in this math unit–

  • 10 Detailed Lesson Plans
  • 48 Task Cards
  • 39 Worksheets
  • 10 Exit Tickets
  • 13 Anchor Charts
  • 9 Games
  • 3 Quizzes
  • Final Test
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Digital Activities for Google Slides
  • Answer Keys

Are digital resources included?

Some worksheets, the quizzes, and the test within these Add, Subtract, Multiply Fractions Lessons are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.

What standards are covered?

These Add, Subtract, Multiply Fractions Lessons were specifically created to align with Virginia math SOL 4.CE.3 although the lessons and activities closely align with most math standards related to adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions with like denominators.

Don’t Miss Out!

These Add, Subtract, Multiply Fractions Lessons require minimal prep work and are easy to implement whether teaching in-person or virtually. Students will also enjoy learning to add, subtract, and multiply fractions with like denominators as they play games, complete hands-on activities, and relate fractions to real-world scenarios.


This unit is included in my 4th Grade Math Curriculum Bundle for a discounted price!


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